Top Five in March

The most interesting products to hit the market

Words by Sophie Tolhurst

1. Nova by Humanscale

Nova provides desk illumination with a highly efficient LED light and a custom occupancy sensor lens. Its slim sculptural form is also carefully designed – the counterbalance arm rotates up to 180 degrees, and its ‘forever hinges’ ensure the arm stays in place.

2. Volar Bio by Ultrafabrics

Ultrafabrics’ first performance fabric product made of bio-based ingredients incorporates corn- and wood pulp-based content into its layered construction. The matt surface is hard-wearing yet elegant, with subtle texturing and a semi-lustrous base available in a range of colours.

3. Lap Stool by SmithMatthias for Deadgood

The second SmithMatthias product for Deadgood is a stacking timber stool manufactured of solid European oak, available in a natural or black lacquered finish. The lap joint is the defining feature, alongside a bent metal foot rest and shaped seat for comfort.

4.  Carve by 18.01 London x Floor_Story

From a hand-knotted block of wool, linen and viscose yarns, this highly textural rug is inspired by knitwear from creative consultancy 18.01 London’s vintage fashion archive. Floor_ Story then works with expert rug weavers to realise the unique design.

5. Kvadrat Shade Roller Blind
by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Coulisse & Kvadrat

These versatile window coverings combine Coulisse window systems and performance textiles from Kvadrat – in an elegant range of ‘tones, transparencies and textures’ – with hardware designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

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