Raf Simons Kvadrat Shaker System

Raf Simons Just Dropped a 16-Piece Shaker-Inspired Accessory Collection for Kvadrat

Over the course of nine years, the ongoing collaboration between Raf Simons and Kvadrat has brought us bold textiles attuned to color, texture, and proportion. Their latest project, the Shaker System, is no exception, while also being a bit of a departure. It’s a storage and accessories collection that fuses a precise simplicity with the comfort and ease of home. The idea came, in part, from Simons’ numerous moves between Europe and America, and continually having to establish a place that felt welcoming. Think of it as Simons asking: “How do we actually live?” And then answering the question with functional organization that wants to be displayed. The Shaker System has more than enough character to anchor a space, but it can also, chameleon-like, mix with what’s already there.
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London interior designer vintage objects

In a New Gallery Space, Hollie Bowden Shows Off Her Talent for Sourcing Minimal Maximalist Vintage Objects

London-based interior designer Hollie Bowden is a self-described “minimal maximalist.” Think bare walls and airy, earth-toned environments accented and brought together with a touch of dramatic surrealism. She has a way of adding the surprising elements that wind up feeling completely necessary to any given project. After working as a stylist, florist, and set designer, Bowden launched her own studio in 2013 and has spent the past decade conceiving of dreamy domestic and retail spaces. As an extension and natural progression of her studio work, earlier this summer she opened The Gallery, an appointment-only shop located next to her Shoreditch headquarters.
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Vaspaar, an Up-and-Coming Digital Design Gallery, Looks at Collecting As an Act of Preservation

For Kaisha Davierwalla and Andrea Grecucci, the Milan-based designers who run the digital gallery Vaspaar, the art of collecting amounts to more than simple acquisition. It’s not merely about possessing a beautiful material object — though Vaspaar offers plenty of those — but an act of preservation. Whether that’s preserving “something from the passing of time, or as a token of memory, a symbolic representation of an era, or the significance of an object and the emotions involved,” they explain, “we look at the act of collecting from both a deeply academic viewpoint and also from how personally we tend to get attached to these pieces.”
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This Berlin-Based Furniture Brand Has All Your Color-Blocked Essentials Covered

Block colors, wavy pastels, and geometric glassware? Say no more. (Haaaave you seen our Pinterest?) Four years after founding his eponymous design brand, Berlin-based Moritz Bannach is expanding with a quartet of new offerings that build upon the bold simplicity of his first product: the Uno collection of dining/conference tables, which launched in 2018 and featured in our Saturday Selects. Bannach's latest design mimics Uno's strikingly simple planes of color and recalls the best of Memphis Design.
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Olivia Bossy Doesn’t Care If You Love Her New Collection (Though Obviously We Do!)

If everyone likes Olivia Bossy’s work, then she doesn’t see the point. “There’s a dullness to something globally pleasing,” she says. “There’s always a reason and a story for me, but people can love it, hate it, or feel nothing for their own reasons.” Speaking for ourselves, though, we find the curve of sheet metal manipulated into a spiral, the rich black wood, and the coarse, illuminated fabric of the Sydney-based designer’s first furniture collection to be deeply appealing. Called Objects 2022, it's an unconventional collection born from an unusual gathering of inspirations.
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Bofred’s Breezy Villa Collection is a Perfect Entree to Summer

Launched on the cusp of summer in the Northern Hemisphere is the new Villa Collection by South African furniture studio Bofred, which taps into a global wanderlust after our collective experience of being homebound. “The inspiration behind our Villa Collection is drawn from our unbridled excitement to step back into the world and explore once more,” founders Carla Erasmus and Christa Botha write. “The collection evokes the feeling of a summer's day in a faraway villa.”
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Atelier Areti Adds A Joyful Dollop of Color to Its Latest Collection of Lights

Starting from the notion that an archetypal light is composed of a base, an arm, and a source of illumination, Atelier Areti set out to transform one of these three elements in each light in their new Elements collection, playing around with geometries, angles, and inversion in a way that feels both off-kilter and perfectly balanced. Restricting themselves when it comes to shape and form, they’ve taken a lot more liberty with their palette: It’s the first time they’ve used color across every piece in a collection, juxtaposing a variety of greens, yellows, reds, and blues.
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In Common With ceramic lights

In Common With and Danny Kaplan Expand Their Earthy Ceramic Lighting Range

When In Common With debuted in 2018, the Brooklyn studio made their mark (no pun intended) by pairing sleek, machined lamp bases with ceramic shades that had been obviously, laboriously made by hand — pinch marks, bumps, and all. The studio soon found ways to make the shades faster and more efficient — and expanded their offerings to include glass and metal — but in a continued collaboration with ceramicist and fellow Brooklynite, Danny Kaplan, they have been able to recapture that earlier, earthier quality.
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Obsessed With Materials? This Italian Brand Is Turning Them Into Wall Art

Most object designers — and object-lovers too, ourselves included — have an unusually heightened appreciation for materials. We can feel moved simply by the surface texture of clay, or by the way a piece of glass reflects light, or by the curious reaction of metal to certain chemicals or industrial processes. That notion is at the heart of Design Editions, a novel new project making its debut at Suite NY that treats materials like paintings, framing them so they can be hung on the wall and admired.
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A Cult Fashion Brand Moving Into Interiors Inspired Nordic Knots’ Latest Collaboration

Home and family, in literal and figurative ways, have guided the rug company Nordic Knots from the outset, when Liza Laserow-Berglund, her husband Fabian Berglund, and his brother Felix began their endeavor. Their aim was “to bring something from our home in Sweden to every home — and at the center of every beautiful Swedish home is a great rug.” So, it makes sense that the idea of home – leaving it, searching for it, returning to it, creating it yourself – would be the focus and inspiration for Nordic Knots’s new collaboration with their old friends Bessie Afnaim Corral and Oliver Corral of New York’s luxe yet understated lifestyle brand Arjé.
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Fiona Lynch’s New Furniture Collection References Everything from Rudolf Schindler to the Ace Hotel Aesthetic

Melbourne-based interior designer Fiona Lynch's first furniture collection was spun out of her own interior design for the new Ace Hotel Sydney, which opens later next month. Before coming up with her ideas for the hotel’s rooftop restaurant spaces, Lynch traveled to New York City and Los Angeles as a kind of “study tour” of American design, visiting and drawing inspiration from the Schindler house, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock, and the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in New York.
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