Top Ten

The best new products to market.

Words by Emily Martin

1. Mixu
by Arper in collaboration with Gensler

This versatile collection of chairs and stools can be completely customised thanks to a three-part system of seat, backrest, and base. Options are available in postindustrial recycled plastic, FSC-certified wood, fabric, or leather finishes. Seats can also be combined with backrest options in a range of materials such as plastic.

2. All at Sea Collection
By Deirdre Dyson

Image Credit: SALVA LOPEZ
Image Credit: SALVA LOPEZ

This carpet collection is the result of the metaphorical and literal disconnect from ‘normal’ life during the pandemic. As Dyson explains: ‘during one of the lockdowns I found myself marooned on a boat for nearly three months as we couldn’t get ashore without isolating’. Her muse became the endless surrounding sea, with this experience serving as the basis for nine new designs.

3. Panama
By Meneghello Paolelli Associati for Oiside

The designers used craft as their inspiration for this outdoor furniture range. Wire rod and wicker, and even upholstered elements, provide the collection with a contemporary aesthetic, while also helping it withstand the elements. It comes with several colour choices, which make it a good option for a developing outdoor design scheme.

4. Toleo
By Design Ballendat

This office chair by Design Ballendat has won a Gold German Design Award. Sustainably produced and ergonomic, its twisting and flexible properties enables lateral movement while sitting, without requiring any additional elements. It was developed for VIASIT with the official awarding of the trophy by the German Design Council taking place in February.

5. Musa Collection
By Lapitec

These sintered stone slabs feature ‘full body veining’ and can be used for coverings, shower trays, bathtubs or bathroom furniture. The elegant threading is present throughout the slabs and is combined with high performance qualities. Made from natural minerals, it is free from resins, inks, or other petroleum products and contains the same composition throughout.

6. The Impossible Table
By Duffy London

The Impossible table from Christopher Duffy builds on Duffy London’s repertoire for illusionary design. This piece is played out in eye-catching polished and matte black steel, forming two distinct blocks. Its sculptural forms highlight a sudden transition from solid to negative space, with the top half appearing to be detached and floating. It makes for an engaging focal point.

7. Special Edition Loop Table
By Barber Osgerby

Image Credit: NICOLA TREE
Image Credit: NICOLA TREE

Barber Osgerby’s first furniture collaboration is now available in a special edition blue stained finish to mark its 25th anniversary. First launched in 1996, the Loop Table was a feat known for its architectural qualities and use of negative space. Now regarded as a design icon, it can be found in the V&A, London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

8. Grohtherm 500 Thermostat
By Grohe

New from Grohe is this cost-effective thermostat, which is an ideal replacement of mixer taps and helps to eliminate temperature fluctuations while showering. It also features integrated water-saving solutions, enabling a reduced water flow of up to 50 percent. In short: it’s the optimal entry-level product for users to try out the benefits of a Grohe thermostat.

9. Poise Retold
By Milliken

This carbon neutral carpet tile collection, designed and manufactured in the UK, features a natural colour palette to enhance a sense of well-being. Poise Retold is made from Econyl, which is made from nylon waste, and can be recycled after use. The tiles come with Comfort Plus cushion backing, which reduces noise levels and improves underfoot comfort.

10. Meta
By MARK Product

The Cornwall-based manufacturer has launched its new outdoor product ‘Meta’, which means ‘meeting’ in Cornish. Designed by MARK’s in-house design team Hart Miller, the circular form is ideal for gathering outdoors at work and play. Meta is circular in shape and production, which aims for zero waste and uses sustainable material options such as recycled plastic.

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