Top Ten

The best new products to market

Words by Emily Martin

1. Newmor Designer Collection
By Newmor Wallcoverings and Lois O’Hara

As part of Newmor’s collaborations with artists and designers, it has launched a collection of large-scale printed murals for the commercial market, designed by Lois O’Hara. O’Hara’s work explores how colour can have a positive effect on how people feel in a given space. lois-ohara

2. Technicolour
By Peter Saville and Kvadrat

The latest collaboration between Saville and Kvadrat comprises upholstery, three rugs and two curtains. The upholstery and rugs are crafted from wool with seemingly haphazard colours. The curtains are woven from smooth Trevira CS. The collection offers juxtapositions of vivid colours and the natural sheep-like tones of wool.

3. Ever collection
By naughtone

This is the brand’s first range of upholstered products that has been intentionally designed for circularity and end-of-life recycling. The Ever chair and sofa collection, in collaboration with designer Ric Frampton, can be easily deconstructed for recycling. naughtone also offers customers a take-back programme.

4. Grohe Tectron Bau E
By Grohe

The Tectron Bau E flush plate joins the touchless family. The WC automatically flushes when the infrared electronics are activated and it is hygienic thanks to no contact with the plate. By reducing the need for interaction with the product, the infrared technology helps prevent unwanted germs from being transmitted onto the surface.

5. Work Pods
By Make.Work.Space

Managed by a custom-built app, these work pods offer everything needed to work, rest or catch up on calls in an urban environment. Designed to be installed in major public spaces such as railway stations or and hotel lobbies, the pods arrive flat-packed and are assembled on site by a Make.Space.Work team member, typically in under 24 hours.

6. Piñatex
By Ananas Anam

Tom Dixon Studio has teamed up with Piñatex to create a version of its WINGBACK armchair for the 2021 London Design Festival. It is upholstered in silver Pinatex, a leather alternative made of fibre from the leaves of the pineapple plant – a natural by-product that requires no additional environmental resources to produce.

7. The Clam, A Pearl of Light
By Fritz Hansen

Clam is an opal glass pendant by Ahm & Lund, inspired by seashells. Just as an oyster hides its pearl, Clam can open and close to ‘hide’ its inner light. An internal diffuser creates beautiful, glare-free light. A small, brass knob inspired by antique gas lamps can be turned to open the lower shade, adjusting light and styling.

8. Bolon by Patricia Urquiola
For Bolon

Bolon is a high-end design collection with soft colours, stitching details and patch-like patterns. The design is inspired by the Japanese tradition of Sashiko stitches. It comes in grey, beige with blue details, a clay-coloured pink and green. The flooring contains recycled material and has a high-performance classification.

9. Clime
By Armourcoat


Armourcoat welcomes its new natural clay lime plaster Clime to the market, made using materials such as unfired clay, marble, limestone and hydraulic lime. It is cement and VOC-free, biodegradable and recyclable. Due to the material's versatility, it can be used in both homes and commercial buildings. It is available in two standard finishes and 15 colours.

10. Marmoleum Linear
By Forbo

With 16 colourways, 11 of which are new, the collection offers four colour groups: earthy tones, warm browns, cool greys and warm greys. It is CO2 neutral, free from plasticisers and synthetic additives, and made from 97% natural raw materials. The range helps specifiers create and sustainable, healthy and modern indoor environments.

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