Another month, another slew of beautiful new home accessories and furniture designs to coo over. Here’s a round-up of the pieces that have caught my eye over the last few weeks…
‘Tone’ acoustic cabinets from Norm Architects
I’m a big fan of Norm Architects, so I was excited to learn that they’ve just launched a striking new design collaboration with Swedish brand Zilenzio. Named ‘Tone’, their latest project is a range of acoustic cabinets for the workplace and home. Clad in fabric which absorbs certain frequencies of sound, they’ve been designed to create balanced acoustic environments that aid concentration and focus. As well as being functional, they’re incredibly stylish, with a sleek shape and a variety of colours and sizes to choose from. And it’s worth taking a few moments to admire the location for the press photos: the stunning Kinfolk Gallery in Copenhagen, itself a Norm creation.
New colourways for Uashmama paper bags
Uashmama’s washable paper bags have become incredibly popular in the last few years, and the range has just been extended with new options in dark grey, stone and metallic silver. Designed and made in Tuscany by four sisters who created the brand in homage to their mother, they feel like leather and wash like fabric. They’re also incredibly versatile, and can be used as anything from plant pots to bread baskets. Uashmama’s designs, including the new colour options, are available in the UK from The Future Kept, whose owners Jeska and Dean took these beautiful images.
Eye-catching additions at Skagerak
Skagerak has launched a raft of new pieces, all of which reflect the 40-year-old Danish brand’s philosophy that great design should be part of everyday life. They include Martin Solem’s clever ‘Wire’ wall shelves and two new candleholders – NOIDOI’s ingenious ‘Tube’ (pictured at the top of this post), which can be flipped over to hold candles or tealights, and Ditte Buus Nielsen’s playful ‘Cookie’. There’s also the versatile ‘Nomad’ table tray, which is made of oak with removable powder-coated steel legs. My personal favourites, though, are the tableware ranges – ‘Edge’ by Stilleben, which mixes sleek Scandinavian lines with earthy terracotta, and the beautifully minimalist ‘Nordic’ by VE2, which encompasses oak and porcelain pieces with rounded edges.
Exclusive Sue Ure ceramics at Oggetto
Finally, Dorset-based Oggetto has added an exclusive taupe option to its range of clean-lined, contemporary tableware from ceramicist Sue Ure. Hand-thrown in the South of France, Sue’s mugs, jugs, cups and vases are made from stoneware and porcelain, with a mix of matte and shiny glazes that creates a striking yet minimalist look. As well as the taupe pieces, Oggetto also stocks her designs in black, pink and white, which can be mixed and matched as needed.
All photography via the respective brands named above