Design Finds: May 2019
Text: Ingrid Opstad | Photos © Press Photos
This season, make your home more inviting by adding feminine tones, soft curves and graceful forms. Think romantic floral prints or quirky illustrations in blush, dusty pink or lilac and delicate fabrics. The feminine touches in these pieces will instantly update any space and add an extra dash of elegance, style and ‘je ne sais quoi’.
Designed by Nika Zupanc for the Italian brand Queeboo, the beautiful Ribbon chair (top-image) is all about feminine romance and soft, undulating lines. With a backrest designed as a simple bow, the ribbon is available in pink, black, white, as well as gold and rose gold versions.
With its stunning, vintage-inspired, hand-painted floral motifs, the Coromandel magazine rack by Italian brand Fornasetti manages that clever trick of appearing both contemporary and retro at the same time. The sleek lines are very up to date whilst the floral design conjures up a mix of rococo and ‘fin de siècle’ glamour. The magazine rack is part of the new Coromandel collection of furniture and accessories, a tribute to Italian painter, sculptor and designer Piero Fornasetti and his passion for themes inspired by nature.
Breathe new life into any room in your house with this striking, flower-shaped, Fiore bath mat from Portuguese Abyss & Habidecor. Made from 100 per cent combed cotton, it’ll soak up any stray splashes whilst indulging your toes in soft, cocooning comfort. In fact, this feels so luxurious, you may even be tempted to use it as a statement rug, outside the bathroom.
This cosy blanket, with its bold, pop art-style illustration by Egle Zvirblyte for Spanish design brand Sancal, is very much a multi-tasker: use it as a cushion, a throw or a blanket… it’s up to you. Born Free is part of Sancal’s‘COSAS’ collection – perfect for bringing a ray of Spanish sunlight into your life.
With the New Life sofa, the celebrated French designer Damien Langlois-Meurinne has created a soft, sleek and elegant piece for Sé’s debut collection. The shape is inspired by 1930s glamour, and the rose tone adds a romantic dash of understated feminine elegance. As Langlois-Meurinne says: “a successful design is one that is endowed with a touch of poetry, freedom and fantasy”. We couldn’t agree more.
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