design folio

Catch Chair by Jaime Hayon for &tradition

Anna Coe - Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The Catch chair is Jaime Hayon's first design for Danish company &tradition and after receiving great reviews, we're sure it won't be the last. Hayon's signature aesthetics are prominent - we love the curved arms which seem to protrude out from the backrest like actual limbs. Finished in either top quality Kvadrat upholstery, leather, or a naked shell the chair would sit comfortably in a range of settings, such as an intimate space, a workspace or simply as an occasional piece.

Snobar chair by Yonder Magnetik

Anna Coe - Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Vukosavljevic and Gornjak's Snobar chair for Yonder Magnetik was inspired by, and clearly resembles the Swedish Snowberry. The base is constructed from oak, and the upholstered seat is shaped like the berry - making for a playful aesthetic.

Diana & Dean side tables by Begum Celik for Gotwob

Anna Coe - Monday, April 22, 2013

Taking inspiration from 60s design, Begum Celik has created 'his and hers' side tables for Gotwob. The tables, aptly titled Diana and Dean were on show at the Salone Satellite during Milan Design Week. Constructed from both wood and metal, the tables are slightly different in their design to reflect what either a man, or a woman requires from a side table.

Maserati Lounge Chair by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba for Zanotta

Anna Coe - Friday, April 19, 2013

Italian furniture manufacturer Zanotta recently presented their Maserati lounge chair during Milan design week. Designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba and in collaboration with Maserati, the chair is an homage to the new Maserati Quattroporte. Taking the core values of the Maserati company, such as style and quality, Ludovica and Roberto have created a timeless and elegant design. Only limited numbers of the chair are available.

Cowrie Chair and Rocker by Brodie Neill for Made in Ratio

Anna Coe - Thursday, April 18, 2013

Made in Ratio are a relatively new brand, and this year was the first time they've exhibited at the Salone. On display at Zonca & Zonca gallery was their Cowrie collection by British designer Brodie Neill, consisting of a rocker and a chair. Made from one piece of moulded plywood with either ebonised or natural Ash, it is not only extremely ergonomic in its form, but would also make for a great sculptural piece in any interior.

Marble Spaghetti Measurer by Studio Lievito

Anna Coe - Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spaghetti is known as one of the harder things to measure portion-wise so Studio Lievito used this as their project brief - they launched their marble spaghetti meter as part of their Spaghetti Rouge collection at the Salone last week. The series of marble holders divide up amounts of spaghetti for one, two, three or four servings. 

Via Designboom.

The Leather Collection by Maarten de Ceulaer

Anna Coe - Tuesday, April 16, 2013

In close collaboration with leather artisan Ralph Baggaley, Belgian designer Maarten de Ceulaer presented 'The Leather Collection' during Milan design week 2013. The series consists of separate leather, suitcase-like drawers that can be swapped out and stacked to create different configurations. Although leather suitcases evoke a vintage aesthetic, this collection by Ceulaer feels both modern and sophisticated.

Ascent Light by Daniel Rybakken

Anna Coe - Friday, April 12, 2013

Launched at Euroluce in Milan this week was Daniel Rybakken's Ascent light. The archetypical head is mounted onto a vertical rod, and when the head is moved up or down, the light is either dimmed or brightened. When pushed right to the bottom the lamp will turn off. Available in two versions, one that comes with a stand and the other with an anchor lock system. 

Signs by Jeremy Murier and Daniel Martinez

Anna Coe - Thursday, April 11, 2013


Signs by Jeremy Murier and Daniel Martinez transforms the mundane bathroom mirror into something beautifully geometric and architectural. Exploring the layout and design of nautical flags and codes, the mirrors form an illusion by using rough copper and polished copper together to create enhanced shadows and reflections. Signs was at display at Ventura Lambrate as part of the 'Another Perspective' exhibit. 

Diamond Emerald sideboard by Boca do Lobo

Anna Coe - Thursday, April 11, 2013

Modelled off the shape of a precious jewel, the Diamond cabinet from Boca do Lobo is a sideboard that's definitely fit for a king, and this year two new colourways were launched - one in the hue of emerald green (pictured), and the other in chocolate.

The cleverly sculpted piece features a gold leaf interior that holds shelving and two drawers. To achieve the shimmering green hue, the cabinet is first covered in silver leaf and then a translucent green is applied, before finishing off with a high gloss varnish.

The lion's feet legs that were present in the last design have been swapped out in favour of a base made from mahogany lined with bronze mirror.