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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Theoreme Editions Collection 02 Sight Unseen

Theoreme Editions’ New Collection Features Mirror, Metallics, and a Hint of Mint

Named after a 1968 movie by Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, the Paris-based brand Theoreme Editions describes its curatorial approach as embodying the same “fetish for form” and penchant for storytelling through art as Pasolini's radical film did. After presenting their debut collection of furniture, which we spotted during Milan Design Week in 2019 as well as at the 2020 Collectible Design Fair, founders David Giroire and Jérôme Bazzocchi invited 10 new French designers to collaborate with artisans across Europe. Intended as a continuity of the first, Collection 02 keeps a sculptural and poetic thread running through a range of numbered and limited editions.
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This Italian Furniture Brand Made a Clever Trompe L’Oeil Table, Then Shot It in a Carlo Mollino Masterpiece

January saw the introduction of an interesting new expression of trompe l'oeil, in the form of Saba Italia’s Teatro Magico table by 967 Arch, a dining table whose sinuous polyurethane base echoes the form of theater curtains and can part like them, too. The brand coincided the launch with the reopening, after a two-year renovation, of Turin’s Teatro Regio, whose Carlo Mollino–designed interior contains its own multitude of visual illusions.
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Sophie Dries shoe store

A Whimsical Parisian Shoe Store By One of France’s Biggest Up-and-Coming Talents

Sophie Dries's design for the Michel Vivien store is relatively simple, in that it centers around a 50-foot-long undulating walnut wood wall pierced with glass and wooden floating shelves. But it is the art and objects — abstract, totem-like sculptures, stools by Pierre Chapo used as pediments for displaying shoes, plush velvet seating, and lighting by Jacques Biny and Charlotte Perriand — and the way she artfully arranges them that make the space so interesting.
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The Experimental Mexico City Design Shop That’s On Our Must-Visit List

We've experienced such a shrink in the retail industry over the past two years that it honestly feels incredibly heartening to see a brick-and-mortar design store of all things opening in Mexico City this week. Called ORIGINARIO and led by Andrés Gutierrez — whose work we featured early last summer — the store is a destination where design folks can shop for furniture, objects, and art by homegrown talents, including Comité de Proyectos, CHUCH, Bestia, Raúl de la Cerda, Flama, A-G studio, and more.
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The Mexican Studio Reinventing Everyday Objects

Algo Studio’s products — made from ceramics, cast concrete, resin, or terrazzo they fabricate themselves — are everyday objects that founder Diego Garza has thoughtfully reimagined with their ultimate function in mind. The results are attractive and original pieces in unusual shapes and commanding colors. “I’m trying to subvert or alter a little bit whatever is expected in an object,” he says.
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