The most interesting products to hit the market
Words by Sophie Tolhurst
by Knightsbridge Furniture
This is a flexible seating system and also a playful focal point for commercial interiors, with segments of different heights encouraging the user to climb and interact and connect through play. It comes in biroresistant silicone, faux leather, or a tropical print by Timorous Beasties.
Wood-skin has developed a range of flexible mesh sheets to support a skin of rigid panels, including acoustic panelling, that can be used indoor and out. Variably sized facets within the flat sheets mean that the curve radii can become tight and form unusual wavy surfaces.
by Rainlight and Okamura
The sculptural forms of Nagare, or ‘flow’ in Japanese, and the flexible working they encourage are a reflection of the name. With its power sockets and USB ports, Lounge promotes introspection, while Platform’s horizontal planes allow perching at meetings.
rainlightstudio.com | okamura.co.jp
Hem from Denim
A fashion stalwart, denim, is reinterpreted in three carpet designs: Zip it, Hem and Jean. Our favourite is Hem: a large twill with a contrast stripe like a traditional denim selvedge. The colourways are inspired by the denim favourites stonewash, blues, greys, and blacks.
The Pipo stool is from a range of sustainable furniture designed for commercial settings. Agglomerated cork is 100% biodegradable, recyclable, and vegetable too – embracing biophilia and bringing nature indoors. The seat is finished with a colourless, aqueous coating and a colourful hemp rope handle.