Danish Republic of Fritz Hansen has now become the latest furniture company to launch their own range of accessories, following in the footsteps of design brands HAY and Normann Copenhagen. Their new Objects Collection starts with 12 different statement items focusing on function, craftsmanship, tactility and beauty targeting a new market from their high-end furniture. It will further develop over time with new items added to the collection.
You can find all of the products with information here.
BY MAY is a Swedish design studio and brand by designers Johanna Örn and Maria Bergström creating unique and functional products for the home with focus on print design, colours and a variety of materials.
Their beautiful hexagon silicone placemats are the perfect accessory when setting your table, both functional and playful at the same time. They come in several different design patterns and colours, and are made of food safe silicone that is easy to wipe clean with a cloth. I am very drawn towards the lovely dotted pink version myself.
“Our vision is to create products that combines traditional techniques and craftsmanship with new design thinking – to create functional and beautiful products. A source of inspiration is to combine our Scandinavian design heritage with Japanese influences, which often have a lot in common. We also pay a lot of attention to details and high quality of the materials. We believe that simplicity and quality of good design lasts in the long run.” – BY MAY
Browse their whole product range here, they also do pillows, wallpaper, notebooks and more.
Great news guys! Normann Copenhagen has teamed up with Copenhagen-based design agency Femmes Régionales to launch a new collection of small day-to-day pieces for the home called Daily Fiction. Following in the footsteps of HAY and their Mini Market, Normann Copenhagen will have pop-up shops inside different stores around the world with their new stationary & accessory range. The collection consists of more than 200 small designs for day-to-day use such as notebooks, gift wrapping, stickers, pencil sharpeners, scissors, various writing implements and more, just like a candy shop for grownups!
Each of the products has been given its own tone of voice, for instance with an eraser with the text ‘never forever’, felt pens with the title ‘make your marks’ or notebooks saying ‘fill in the blanks’ to light up your everyday life. The assortment of colors, patterns and materials is said to encourage creativity, play and to create the daily story that suits your individual personality.
“For a long time we have wanted to add a new category of small design products to our existing collection of designs. We get a lot of inspiration from fashion at Normann Copenhagen, so it was natural for us to look for a collaborator in the world of fashion.” – Britt Bonnesen (Normann Copenhagen’s brand manager)
Daily Fiction will be available worldwide in selected stores in Antwerpen, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussel, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo and more this summer. From today you can find the collection in their flagship store in Copenhagen.
This Carry Me Home side table is to me the perfect table for anyone with limited space. It is made of two parts, a tripod and a tray, and is foldable so you can store it away if not needed. It is also easy to move around using the nice leather handles on the side. I would love to get breakfast served in bed on this cute side table..
It is designed by Andbros, a design company of four creatives based in Helsinki, Finland. They believe good design doesn’t have to be serious to be taken seriously, and their products always have a hint of playfulness in them to cheer up your home. Great philosophy if you ask me!
Something I noticed from walking around at the Milano Design Week was a trend of paint splatter on different surfaces. Its quite a fun and playful effect that goes really well with the trendy pastel colours but also makes a nice statement in black & white. I have therefore done a little round-up of products with this paint splatter textured effect on;
Loving the Plissé Folders by ATWTP for HAY, they are great archive folders for storing your drawings, pictures or documents. Team them up with the Tower Blocks for even more colour splatter fun on your desk.
The new Last Stool Splatter family by Max Lamb for HEM is made from just a single sheet of turned metal, hand-painted and then fired at 800C for a perfect enamel finish. This could be a nice and subtle way to add the trend into your home.
Studio Oyama makes beautiful handmade and hand painted ceramic items like this side plate, a nice decoration to have on the table or even hang up on the wall.
Or why not put up a poster with paint splatter effect on like this beautiful Orb Éclipse by Puldefranck?
What do you think of this trend? Is it something you would add hints of in your home? It could be a good way to literally add a splash of colour!
// Photo credit: 1 Ingrid Opstad / 2 Ferm LIVING / 3 HAY / 4 HEM / 5 Studio Oyama / 6 Puldefranck
NakNak is a Taiwan-based company with products designed by a group of international designers including Afteroom, Erik Olovsson, John Astbury, Kyuhyung Cho, Matti Klenell, TAF Architects, Yenwen Tseng, Yuko Maki and Yun Li. Most of them have studied in Stockholm and their common idea is to create simple, functional and beautiful objects that help organize your space. The name was inspired by the ‘knock knock’ sound of the metal workshop, and represents the skilled touch of the craftsman and the material used in all of their products. Their aim is to bring organization to life and most of their products are made using wire bending and sheet folding techniques that require great experience and workmanship.
The Q-HOOK is the evolution of the ordinary S-hook. Design company Afteroom created this hook so that it would not fall of easily like the S-hook can, and decided that by changing the shape to looking like the English letter “q” it would grasp the pole better. Clever and pretty!
WIRE NUMBER is a numeral system for outdoor and indoor use. It was designed by Erik Olovsson & Kyuhyung Cho and inspired by the beauty of customized door numbers on old streets and downtown neon lights. Every number is unique because of the specialized production method.
The BOX is a perforated sheet metal box that allows people to define its usage themselves. It comes in two different sizes and is therefore easy to arranged so it fits your living or working spaces. It was designed by Yenwen Tseng and comes in white, blue, pink & black.
You can find all of their products here. Simplicity & functionality at its finest!