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The Tortoise Shell Trend is Back, And We’ve Got the Proof

We’ve been in Milan at the furniture fair all week, and though we’ll be posting more extensive coverage over the next few days, we wanted to begin by featuring a duo that’s fast becoming an old favorite of ours, despite hardly being out of school. We’ve featured the work of ÉCAL alumni Josephine Choquet and Virgile Thévoz twice before, but when we saw them with a booth at this year’s Salone Satellite — the Milan fair’s showcase of up-and-coming talents — we knew we had to share their new work. The brass and tortoise shell acetate Acapulco lights at the top of this post employ the same materials as their sunglasses to fantastic effect, while their new mirrors play with another something that was a major trend at this year’s fair —  iridescence. Inspired by a bubble’s prismatic surface, the mirrors are available in three colors that change according to your point of view. The London-bound duo are certainly ones to watch.

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