DIGITAL FAIR: IDEAT's picks
The editors at IDEAT have selected their favorite new products spotted at the Maison&Objet Digital Fair!
Plates and accessories ABYSS
Immerse yourself in the immensity of a deep blue, to meet the mysterious animals that populate the abyss ... Amusing and a little terrifying, they appear at once phosphorescent and transparent in the darkness of the depths. Available in plates of 14 cm, 23.5 cm and 27 cm, in deep plates, in a platter of 43 cm and in 2 sizes of vases and 2 sizes of tumblers. The pieces are all handmade and decorated by applying a chromo, except the large platter which is entirely hand painted. Packaging in gift box.
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.
aligned by maarten baas
There are few designers who embrace spontaneity and madness in the creative process as Baas does. After creating a myriad of tableware for valerie_objects, Baas has now designed a collection of outdoor chairs and a table. ‘The starting point was to make a fully functional design piece that looks like it has been sketched by hand’, Baas states. Baas redefined the typical outdoor furniture consisting of metal frames and wooden slats by sketching the slats with a pencil on paper and then meticulously recreating them in real life in powdercoated aluminium.
Wabi 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.
‘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.
Sampan 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.
Mellow Rug Mustard
Mustard and multi-coloured rug made from OEKO-TEX®-certified cotton.
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.