Top Ten in May and June
Our pick of the products new to market
Words by Sophie Tolhurst
By Fumie Shibata for Fritz Hansen
Created in collaboration with Japanese designer Fumie Shibata, Maluma is a handblown, frosted glass pendant in rose, plum and moss shades. The light’s subtle glow was inspired by the light emanating from houses seen by Shibata when she visited the Nordics.
2. Invisible Induction Cooking System
By TPB Tech
A technical panel and induction system that allows for cooking directly on a worktop. Made of four technical layers, it is scratchresistant, easy to clean, non-porous and resistant to high (up to 150°C) and low temperatures. The surface also allows food to be prepared and served on as well.
3. iD Inspiration
This modular vinyl collection offers 100 different ultra-realistic wood and stone designs, using high-definition printing, an ultra-matt finish and register and rotogravure embossing. The newly developed Tektanium PU coating provides durability suitable for high-traffic commercial use.
4. Trampoline Collection
By Patricia Urquiola for Cassina
Image Credit: DE PASQUALE+MAFFINI
An outdoor collection comprising an armchair, two-seater sofa and combinable modules with playful rounded shapes. The decorative backrest, made of a handwoven, mélange polypropylene and nylon rope, was inspired by the tension cords of a trampoline.
By The Collective – Editions
This gently waved fullheight acoustic wall panel, reminiscent of a hanging curtain, is made from Woven Image’s innovative EchoPanel material. The demountable panels are 2.7m high and 900cm wide to avoid horizontal seaming, and come in 31 colours.
6. Loom Collection
By Bill Amberg Lighting
Image Credit: DAVID CLEVELAND
Bill Amberg brings his leather expertise to lighting with a series of hand-knotted or machine-woven leather lamps, through which LED lighting softly shines. Leather in natural and dark brown shades complements the antique brass finish of the curved steel framework.
7. Volar Bio – new colours
Six new colours inspired by soil, sand, planting and organic dye sources expand the Volar Bio range. It is a leather alternative – suitable for upholstery and vertical surfaces in offices, hospitality, retail or healthcare – that can withstand frequent cleaning and bleaching.
8. Rainy + Starlight wallpaper
By Serena Confalonieri for Wall&deco
Rainy mixes a striped motif with raindropinspired trailing circular elements. Starlight is inspired by historic Florentine marbled papers, but compresses and repeats the pattern to form digital ‘glitches’. Both are suitable for contract projects.
By Jennifer Newman
The statement indoor/ outdoor dining table features an oversized cantilever top on demountable trestle legs. Made from recycled lightweight extruded aluminium tubes (with almost zero production waste), the table is hand-welded and powder-coated for strength and a watertight finish.
10. Colourful Creativity
By Studio Woot Woot for Unilin
Image Credit: LUC ROYMANS PHOTOGRAPHY
The first of a series of collaborative projects between international studios, this collection uses a bold colour palette aimed at stimulating creativity across office spaces. 21 colours are available for the HPL and melaminefaced panels, suitable for horizontal and vertical surfaces.