DIGITAL FAIR: IDEAT's picks
The editors at IDEAT have selected their favorite new products spotted at the Maison&Objet Digital Fair!
4-leg chair with glossy anodized or painted aluminium frame. Polypropylene or upholstered seat and backrest.
The imposing and sculpture-like piece blurs the line between an artwork and a light fixture. The simple, minimalistic shape is a light fixture in itself, and no additional parts are needed.
AddAddHalo by Maarten De Ceulaer
‘The project started by experimenting with thick blocks of solid glass and LED’s’, De Ceulaer explains. ‘Glass has an interesting optic quality: light rays travel through it invisibly’. To emphasize this phenomenon, De Ceulaer sandblasted the rounded edges of the thick glass parts. The result is staggeringly beautiful. Only the rounded edge lights up, creating a beautiful glowing halo that seems to float in space.
AddAddWabi Sabi tray collection
The Wabi Sabi collection of trays is inspired by nature. Designer Dawn Sweitzer explains: “While traveling through the blue ridge mountains, the vista became almost like a layered water color painting. Sky blues, grey and mist colors layered the horizon. As the sun was setting it took on a whole new color palette with warm autumn hues like sienna, sand, sepia.” Or how you can find beauty in the not-so-perfect.
DARE TO RUG
‘Meander’ gives the sensation of movement through pattern and texture. It alludes to a meandering river or to life itself and to the fecundity of the snake symbol. This rug is the connecting element in a sophisticated interior. ‘Collection II’ brings together ancestral symbols in a symbiosis of shapes and colours inspired by the Neolithic culture of Cucuteni that has once populated part of nowadays Romania. The collection comprises four hand tufted models made of 100% New Zealand wool with different pile heights and finishes.
AddAddSampan Double Bath
The Sampan bathware suite applies the elegant tapered shapes of the traditional boats to a series of baths and vanities. Bathing becomes a relaxing journey. The crisp white finish of the Sampan Series is reminiscent of origami boats and the silhouette is inspired by the sampans which plied the Singapore River in days past.
AddAddBench with storage
Bench w/cushion/storage, oak, nature/grey
GEBRUEDER THONET VIENNA GMBH (GTV)
Preferring a choice that goes against the grain in relation to the company’s classical aesthetics while nevertheless remaining delicate and casual, the design of the Chignon by LucidiPevere offers a balance between softness and lightness with a veiled retro touch. The curved wood structure is designed to envelope and enclose the sinuosity of the chair, acting as a support for the comfortable and voluminous seat and the soft, fun seatback. These elements are brought together by two beechwood curls resembling a kind of coiffure.