Top Five in August

Our pick of products new to market

Words by Sophie Tolhurst

Cork Wall Tiles by Havwoods

Several new cork wall tiles have expanded Havwoods’ Vertical Collection for 2019. Sustainable, naturally sound- and heat-insulating – plus repellent of dust, bacteria and fungus – the material also offers a wide range of tonal variations. The tiles come in 11 2D designs as well as three 3D.

Bauhaus Prellerhaus Blanket by Wallace Sewell and Gunta Stölzl

To remake Bauhaus weaver Gunta Stölzl’s Prellerhaus blankets – designed for Bauhaus student dormitories – British design studio Wallace Sewell has worked with archive photographs, samples and the help of Stözl’s daughter. Now in wool rather than rayon, the blankets come in two new colourways.

OE Quasi Light by Olafur Eliasson for Louis Poulsen

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A shared belief that ‘good light = a good life’ lay behind this large pendant light, made of two complex geometric shapes, one within the other. The outer is a rigid recycled aluminium frame, whose vertices house bright LED lights that illuminate its icosahedron-shaped floating ‘core’.

Kolho by Matthew Day Jackson / Formica / Made by Choice

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Kolho, named after a Finnish town visited by the artist that also houses one of Formica’s factories, is a series of dining tables and chairs. They feature a unique Formica surface developed by the artist and replicates, at scale, the moon’s surface.

Blok in brass or copper by Isomi

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Brass and copper sheets have been turned into eyecatching desk coverings by Isomi, the London-based reception desk specialist. While the simple approach celebrates the natural material qualities of the metals, lacquer seals the surfaces to prevent discolouration and oxidation.

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