Moooi’s release for 2020 – destined for the Salone del Mobile furniture fair that was cancelled this year – is the Space Table Lamp, which offers an unusual spin on a regular lighting appliance. It has a slender mirrored surface and sits unobtrusively in the home. however, once switched on, it reveals a depth filled with different lighting hues. material and technique work together in an unconventional way to create this element of surprise, which is characteristic of designer Ward Wijnant’s works.
"I don’t think of myself as designing architecture, but designing people’s lives. As furniture is close to the human body, it is often more important for our lives than architecture.”
KENGO KUMA, JAPANESE ARCHITECT
GLOWING GLASS Classicon and designer Sebastian Herkner’s new Plissee Floor Lamp turns our perceptions of glass upside down. The lamp shade, reminiscent of artfully pleated textile, is actually hand-blown glass atop a metal base. While glass conveys a sense of hardness, it’s testament to the masterful craftsmanship that the lamp, like a weightless glowing balloon, adds a soft, cosy feel to interiors. the light source is a dimmable LED.
STORAGE BUILDING The new NYNY family of storage units from Gebruder Thonet Vienna (GTV) has a strong design language inspired by postmodernism and comes in an intense chromatic composition. Designed by Storagemilano, the stack of geometric volumes references the architecture of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City. Wall-mounted on a metal structure, the asymmetrical unit has two drawers below and upper compartments with doors. the lower door offers desk functionality when folded down.
SPACE CRAFT The 2020 additions to the Viccarbe collection include the Trino range of low tables by Elisa Ossino that have a sculptural personality and are interestingly designed with handles rising from the centre, which come in metal, solid oak and marble options. Easy to move, Trino reflects the interplay of function and form.
Text Adeline Wong