Our pick of products new to market
Words by Ellen Peirson
Flotex by STARCK
Philippe Starck’s passion for traditional ways of making makes him an unlikely choice to design a highly intelligent flooring system, making use of high-definition digital printing techniques. His quintessential design methods mixed with the unique and innovative production type has created a inspired product in patterns: Vortex (shown), Artist and Twilight.
by Thomas Crapper
Thomas Crapper has introduced another high-quality basin, with a design underpinned by the brand's timeless aesthetic. The traditional looking sink, with the brand logo on the front, is available in three finishes. It is small but deep, suitable as a space-saving measure without compromising on style and quality.
Already known for designing witty and characterful products, Heetman + Patijn has created this twolegged floor lamp. The piece works best in larger spaces, such as big living rooms and waiting rooms, where the Tony Lamp can ‘guard’ the space. The two concrete feet support the unusual structure of two crooked legs and a large round lampshade.
Tecno and GEKKO
Like its architecture, Grimshaw’s products embrace modularity, creating flexible designs in multiple formats. Tecno is the latest Aeris airport seating system, able to record seat occupancy and offer comfort for laptop users and access to power sockets. Magnet series GEKKO can attach objects to surfaces without drilling, suiting adaptable signage.
The Metropolitan Collection of surface materials sees a return to the bold, unfinished textures championed at the height of modernism. It presents them in a contemporary setting, using technologies unique to Caeserstone. Each reflects textures of manufacturing such as oxidised steel, poured plaster and raw concrete.