Our pick of the products new to market
Words by Sophie Tolhurst
Created by Achille Castiglioni in 1957, Bulbo takes the form of two large industrial bulbs, seemingly defying gravity as they float from slack cables. An internal filament emits a warm ambient light in the same reddish hue (2200K) as the original, but uses a micro-LED source.
by Note Design for Zero Lighting
This extruded aluminium light takes a traditional strip light but bends it into an arch, attempting to transform straight, structured work environments to better fit the ‘non-linearity of nature’. Moulded joints at each end allow for multiple pendants to be joined together.
zerolighting.com | notedesignstudio.se
Made from ocean-sourced plastic debris, for every 2kg/4m of Oceanic fabric, 1kg of waste is removed from the ocean. The recycled polyester Seaqual yarn is woven into a durable, multi-tonal textile with an intricate twill weave that is available in 16 shades.
4. New Town
by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Botteganove
New Town is inspired by the pure geometries of the urban planning of Georgian Bath and Edinburgh’s New Town, as well as Italian architect Carlo Scarpa’s paving. Tiles come in both smooth and delicate grooved surface finishes.
botteganove.it | adamnathanielfurman.com
5. Rope Chair
by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Artek
A ‘line drawing translated into three dimensions’, this chair is formed by threading a single piece of rope through steel tubes. The rope comes in natural flax or black polyester, the frame is powder-coated steel, and the seat form pressed plywood, with a lacquered ash veneer.
By Jennifer Newman
This colourful ping pong table from Jennifer Newman serves up some much-needed office fun. Available in any RAL colour, its heavyduty and rust-resistant aluminium is suited for games inside or out, but – if you must – remove the bolt-on net to convert it to a meeting table.
7. Se:spot stool
The all-purpose chair is joined by stools of two heights: a higher ‘bar stool’ and an intermediate ‘studio’ stool best suited for changing between sitting and standing. You can choose between a chrome-plated, steel, stackable skid frame, and black beech or natural oak legs.
8. Parabole light
By Dimitri Bähler for Karimoku New Standard
Dimitri Bähler’s designs for the Parabole light show off the Japanese wood manufacturer’s intricate milling expertise; the angled ‘canvas’ of the pendant light allows for play with light and shadow across different milled patterns.
Hungarian company Viaplant’s plant-based composite material can be used for surfaces, furniture and lighting. Leaves and flowers are used as they regenerate in less than a year, as well as unwanted plant matter, such as spreading invasive species, cleared from urban areas.
10. Soul Outdoor
By Eugeni Quitllet for Pedrali
An outdoor version of Eugeni Quitllet’s Soul chair uses a 30mm diameter aluminium tubular frame around an ergonomic seat of shaped solid-teak slats. Frame finishes are polished aluminium, anodised aluminium and powder-coated options. The product is 100% recyclable.