Top Five in April

The most interesting new products to hit the market

Words by Sophie Tolhurst

1. Ant Chair: new colours
By Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen

Jacobsen’s playful 1952 design was shaped to look like an ant with its head raised. Available in the (original) three- and (later) four-legged versions, Fritz Hansen’s re-release targets a new audience with new colours (pale yellow, pink and grey) and a lower price point.

2. Puro Eclectic
by Lucie Koldova for Brokis

Designed by Brokis art director Lucie Koldova, the Puro Eclectic lights use the handblown glass tubes of the Puro collection, interconnected and arranged in angular compositions. Whether in the black or white variant, their subtle glow is well-suited for dining areas.

3. Allura
by Forbo

Updating the luxury vinyl tile collection, Allura, Forbo's new designs include wood and stone effects with in-register embossing structures, as well as designs inspired by reclaimed gym floors. Also released is the Allura Decibel range, delivering 19dB impact sound reduction.

4. Type Light Beam Table
By MARK Product

This new product for the Type range is designed especially for collaborative work. Available in both sitting and standing desk heights, built-in lighting comes from the beam positioned 580mm above the desktop, to enable eye contact and avoid glare.

5. Fox chair
by Patrick Norguet for Pedrali

Fox is a collection of armchairs made from a slim fibreglass-reinforced polypropylene shell, upholstered in leather or fabric, against an ash wood frame with optional steel tube legs. The cut-away silhouette of the shell is held by the strong ‘embracing’ curve of the backrest. 

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