Fun yet functional, delicate yet sturdy. The TWIST collection, by Lyon Béton, could be the best thing to happen to your space in a very long time. Inspired by the basic functions of trays and drawers, both the coffee table and side table feature a rotating component that allows the metal tray table to rotate on an off-center axis point. In other words, extending towards you when you need it and easily nudged away when you don’t. The moving parts are sturdy, and TWIST is built for the long haul.
One might expect a designer to take inspiration from soft materials when designing a supremely cozy chair. However, Ukrainian design brand FAINA took a different approach when bringing the overtly curvy and cushioned DOMNA armchair to life. To reach the chair’s distinct shape, FAINA designer Victoria Yakusha closely studied ancient ceramic sculptures of goddesses, drawing inspiration from their feminine forms.
The sculptures Yakusha observed were discovered by archaeologists on the Trypillia site located in modern day Ukraine and were primarily used as good luck symbols for families and farming.
When designing the DOMNA armchair, FAINA aimed to turn some of
The six latest high-end outdoor collections from Italian lighting company FLOS include architectural and decorative designs by Michael Anastassiades, Piero Lissoni, and Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby. This mix is a great opportunity for FLOS to flex their technical and design skills with lighting that’s suitable for just about any space.
Mimicking the effect of a lunar eclipse, Piero Lissi’s Camouflage creates a halo of light. Camouflage is an ultra-slim LED wall sconce that fits right in with architecture and nature by being flush with the wall. Finish options include teak wood, Basaltina stone, and Crema d’Orcia marble with various
If you’ve read Design Milk for any length of time, chances are you know our obsession for Elyse Graham runs deep. The Los Angeles based artist and designer experiments with materials like plaster and resin to create one-of-a-kind vessels and mirrors, and most recently, furniture. Each piece is pure magic with layers of color and pattern that reveal itself depending on how the composite resin is cast and how it’s cut. The results are mesmerizing tables and seating (and even a room divider!) filled with graphic patterns and energizing colors that are bound to delight the eyes.
To see Elyse
Although this year’s WantedDesign Manhattan festivities are cancelled, we are still going to celebrate design and the design studios that made it onto our radar from this year’s Launch Pad participants!
If you don’t know what Launch Pad is, it’s an international platform presented by WantedDesign and Design Milk that gives emerging designers the opportunity to introduce new concepts and showcase prototypes of furniture, home accessories, and lighting to NYCxDESIGN’s audience. Every year, there are two winners, one selected for the Furniture/Home Accessories category and one for the Lighting category. In its 8th year, Launch Pad has nearly doubled to
Southern California based Norden Goods was founded in 2014 by husband and wife Erika and Pete Panciera. The duo noticed the market was missing minimalist, design-driven home accessories that were classic enough to stand the test of time. Over the years, the brand continues to expand their catalog with products that include home fragrance, tabletop, ceramics, textiles, and apothecary products. Their eclectic mix of offerings gives nod to the places they’ve visited on travels, delivering a sense of warmth and coziness everyone is seeking during these trying times. Light a candle, burn some incense, or cozy up under one of