Top Ten in March

Our pick of the products new to market

Words by Sophie Tolhurst

1. Ambiguo
by Saarepera & Mae

This collection of light sculptures from the Estonian design studio consists of five models of pendants and chandeliers. Each light combines mouth-blown opaque white Murano glass with precisely engineered stainless steel and aluminium parts, forming ‘ambiguously’ geometrical shapes.

2. Craggan Flax
By Camira

An update on the pure-wool Craggan, Craggan Flax incorporates the performance properties of bast fibres, allowing it to achieve commercial FR certification for UK public spaces without chemical post-treatment. The heavily textured fabric comes in neutral and saturated colours.

3. A World of Plants for USM Haller

A new modular solution to add plants to USM Haller products includes panels with pot cut-outs, specially developed pots and a watering set. The panels come in five sizes and 14 USM colours, and the pots are available in terracotta and basalt finishes.

4. Tatami
By Marco Carini for Granorte

These cork wall tiles are inspired by Japanese tatami mats, imitating their linear weave in a 3D pattern. Designed by Marco Carini, and made from wine industry wastage, the agglomerated cork tiles are lightweight, durable and offer good acoustic and thermal insulation.

5. Magna
By Havwoods

This raised access, wood surface flooring is quicker to install than traditional glue or underlay, and the magnetised and foam-sealed wood boards can be individually removed using a suction lifter. The oak boards can be sanded and maintained like a conventional wood floor.

6. Flask, Diesel Living with Lodes line
by Lodes

Flask is one of three new lighting designs for the collaboration between lifestyle brand Diesel and Lodes. The blown glass lamps combine a matt outer with a glossy inner for a metallic look, while their shapes are inspired by the glassware found in science labs.

7. Tramoggia
By Giuseppe Arezzi

This reinterpretation of a Cassapanca chest or storage bench replaces the heft of its historical counterpart with lightweight 1.5mmsheet steel built around a pyramid shape. Tramoggia is available in two sizes, and is suitable for both outdoor and indoor use.  |

8. Ricochet
by KI

Responding to evidence that physical activity improves cognitive development, this stool gets students to ‘wiggle & wobble’ aided by a non-slip thermoplastic base suitable for all floors, and steel weighting for stable rocking. The lightweight, stackable, polypropylene design comes in four heights.

9. Fat & Slim
by Alain Gilles for Faiencerie de Charolles x Fermob

A material-led collaboration bringing together earthenware and metal expertise in a graphic juxtaposition of volumes: the name Fat & Slim refers to the rounded base with the light ‘floating’ top of these side tables.  |  |

10. NY+LON Streets
 by Interface

Designer David Oakey took inspiration from the anti-slip surfaces, glass vault lights and distressed metal plates of the streets of New York City and London for Interface’s latest carpet tile collection. The tiles use the new CQuest Bio backing, and is made with net carbon negative materials.

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