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Toronto-based designer Sarah-Yo Rischea presents the Alcove collection merging Ikebana, the Japanese art of arranging flowers, with design. “Whilst simple in shape, these vases catch the wandering gazes in a room. Their unconventional tubular structures make decorators and florists rethink how flowers can be displayed and framed as an art form.”
“While being isolated at home, drinking every day from the same glass or eating from the same plate became monotonous,” explains Irina Flore. From here, the designer created the Joyful glassware collection reflecting her need to be surrounded by colorful materials and shapes as a therapeutic way to lift the spirit.
Brand-new Brooklyn brand Concrete Poetics presents brutal pieces of sculptural furniture and home accessories inspired by nature, land, and sea – and with a Japanese Wabi-way sensibility, highlights the beauty of imperfection that makes every piece unique. At the intersection of art, craft and design the hand-casted cement pieces play with the innate density of the material. “Raw, brutal, visceral and striking optical qualities are embedded in the designs, alluding to ceremonies, rituals and celebrations.” Explain at Concrete Poetics.
Brooklyn-made luminous crafts
Brooklyn-based designer and craftsman Christopher Merchant presents a collection of table lamps and sconces combining modern manufacturing with traditional craft techniques. “During the pandemic, I had to find new creative outlets, having lost access to my previous studio space and I began experimenting with unique, small scale digital fabrication techniques.” The result is a collection that adds a touch of natural material and handcraft while maintaining a contemporary appearance.
Minimalist suspended shelves
German designer Leonard Aldenhoff created the Stedge subtle shelving system for Finnish design brand Would design. Its light expression and fine edges seem to hang by a thread. “Extend it with more shelves and choose either a long or short top wire to make it a perfect fit on your wall. Available in two widths.”
Mulholland Drive chair
Inspired by Hollywood’s most infamous street, Los Angeles-based designer Cory Grosser designed the Mulholland Drive chair for Bernhardt Design. A graphic silhouette and fluid line-work define the seats. A discreetly molded shell is placed into a curved, solid ash structure. The three-dimensional shell functions as the seat, back, and armrests and appears to blend into the wood frame seamlessly.
LA pastel-hued ceramic furniture
Los Angeles-based company Bzippy devises creative ceramic solutions to formal designs and technical concerns. Known for her command of color, scale, and shape, ceramic artist Bari Ziperstein created a collection of pastel-hued side tables.
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