Fresh start

The start of the year is reservedly optimistic in view of the ongoing pandemic and strengthens the desire for variety, energy and colour. For a fresh boost, we have gathered a colourful bouquet of current interior products for you from our Novelties Stage.

With "Babila XL", Odoardo Fioravanti has created an armchair for Pedrali whose upholstered cover can be flexibly replaced. While the shell is made of moulded polypropylene, the frame is crafted from tubular steel. In the combination of versions and finishes, this results in a wide range of individual colour combinations. Another version of the "Babila XL" is furthermore made of 100 percent recycled polypropylene.

Studio Besau Marguerre have developed the modular board system "SIGEL Mocon" for SIGEL, which ideally supports agile working in the sense of the New Work in the office as well as in the home office. The boards of the modular system from SIGEL are available in different sizes and offer plenty of individual space to visualise ideas perfectly as well as flexible positioning. The selection ranges from magnetic whiteboards to transparent acrylic glass boards and acoustic pinboards. The colour palette of "SIGEL Mocon" offers a wide range from soft sulphur yellow to bright ultramarine blue.

In collaboration with Wagner Living, Stefan Diez has further developed the Dondola seat joint and translated it into the D1 swivel chair family. The chair family also includes the swivel D1 Low Chair and the D1 High, which are currently in the process of being made ready for series production. In addition to the versions in classic black and white, colour will soon enter the collection: Wagner Living is currently creating a colourful upholstery variant in 3D knit for the entire D1 series.

The "team TE111" table display by Jehs + Laub for Brunner serves as both visual and hygienic protection and can be moved flexibly. The surface made of high-quality Plexiglas is non-porous and therefore easy to clean. In addition, a new, additional panel surface made of HPL Polyrey offers antibacterial protection thanks to Sanitized® silver ions as well as preventing the formation of bacteria. At the same time, the displays set colourful accents in the room.

Pauline Deltour has developed the first work lounge concept for COR with the Floater sofa and armchair range. Solid wood frames are combined with an upholstered outer shell, seat and back cushions as well as boxes, shelves or storage units. The new desk in the range can be equipped entirely according to the customer's own wishes, for example with indirect lighting. Power outlets and a swivelling storage drawer ensure order on and under the desk. The coloured covers have a cosy effect and can also be integrated well into the home office.

"Sage Green" is the name of the new colour for the String System made of metal, penned by Nisse Strinning: The small "String Pocket Metal" shelf thus holds all everyday utensils together with three shelves made of powder-coated metal from the kitchen to the bathroom and lets a harmonious note enter the rooms with matt, deep grey-green.

Alberto Lievore designed the "Ria" chair for FAST, which offers maximum seating comfort with a curved backrest. Lievore was inspired by narrow bays along the coast, known as "rías" in Spanish. The outdoor furniture is made of aluminium and available in a wide range of colours, from petrol blue to terracotta.

The "Carimate" armchair anniversary edition by Fritz Hansen is a tribute to the 100th birthday of its designer Vico Magistretti, who designed it in 1959. With its alternation of striking red lacquer and hand-woven flax, "Carimate" creates exciting contrasts and a strong presence in the room, as a solitaire or in an ensemble, just as it originally did.

With the "Leya Swing Seat", the designer duo Hoffmann Kahleyss has created a swing seat for Freifrau that adds a playful component to the seat shell of the Leya chair. Thanks to the wing-like backrest, it rocks extremely comfortably and since "Leya Swing Seat" requires little space, it can suspend even in small rooms. For the cover, the spectrum ranges from classic colours to extravagant models.

Moritz Schlatter has designed the Polar Lounge Chairs S & L for Karimoku New Standard - the rounded shape of the armchairs offers a comfortable seat and can be complemented with a side table or Japanese oak armrests if required. To complement the soft lines of the chair with strong colours that give the design a unified look, the upholstery can be chosen from a variety of high-quality Kvadrat and Maharam fabrics.

"Reflect" by Patricia Urquiola for Kvadrat is a sophisticated upholstery fabric in twill weave that feels particularly soft - unusual for a textile made from recycled polyester. The woven construction appears monochrome at first glance, the second reveals the gentle dynamic of two colours that gives the fabric a special depth. Reflect" offers 35 luminous colourways and thus extensive possibilities for interior design.

The "Tenno" carpet by Jan Kath shows a hand-knotted sea of colours that merge into one another in gentle gradients. Like in a watercolour painting, the wool and silk threads gently combine and form a fascinating unique piece of contemporary carpet art.

Poul Henningsen developed the PH 5 for Louis Poulsen in 1958 - a continuation of his celebrated three-shade system that emits light completely glare-free both downwards and to the side. The striking design is now also available with a matt lacquered metal shade in a wonderfully intense ultramarine blue.

With the "Bell Chair" for Magis, Konstantin Grcic has put an end to the negative image of the classic monobloc chair: his design is sustainable, affordable and aesthetic. Recycled polypropylene obtained from the waste of Magis' own furniture production as well as from the regional automotive industry provides the basis for the "Bell Chair", which is thus 100 percent recyclable. The chairs are available in three colours: Sunrise, High Noon and Midnight.

With the modular "Kaba" sofa for Paola Lenti, Elia Nedkov has created an elegant seating landscape that fits both in the living area and on the terrace. The filigree frame made of stainless steel and wooden elements provides an airy framework for the comfortable cushions, which can be easily cancelled if necessary. Characteristic for Paola Lenti are the intense colours of the covers and lacquering, such as in a bright light green.

For the pulpo side table series "Pina", Sebastian Herkner was inspired by the dance theatre of the famous choreographer Pina Bausch: base, rod and top are three slender elements made of glass, brass and steel, which are fluidly connected with each other and yet form a strong unit. With the choice of colours, from green to yellow to blue and grey, the elegant character of the table can be individually staged.

With "BuzziCone", BuzziSpace has designed a pendant luminaire that contributes to optimal room acoustics. The different conical lampshades are formed via black push-buttons, which, in addition to their function on the top of the shade, also serve as decoration. For the sound-absorbing material, the "BuzziFelt", which is made of ugecycled plastic bottles, there is a wide choice of colours to choose from.

"Cartagenas" is the name of the new outdoor chair made of tubular steel by Sebastian Herkner for ames, which carries the lively variety of colours and artful craftsmanship of Colombia within it: an elegant play with facets, airily interwoven with coloured threads made of recycled PVC.

The Spanish designer duo OrtegaGuijarro has developed a sculptural side table made of glass for ClassiCon that plays with light and shadow: "Sol Table" is the name of the creation made of rounded glass surfaces of different sizes that, depending on the angle of view, gift the observer with ever new, fascinating perspectives.

With "EVO-C" for Vitra, Jasper Morrison has translated the characteristics of the classic tubular steel cantilever chair into plastic and given it greater ergonomic freedom of movement with greater flexibility. In form, "EVO-C" is sculptural and clear - the unity of the material creates seamless transitions and is also fully recyclable. The matt colours ivory, soft mint and poppy red bring fresh accents to the room.

"ENOKI" by Philipp Mainzer for e15 features an essential form made of solid metal that effortlessly makes a functional statement. In addition to the colours silk grey, deep black and the galvanisation in rainbow colours, the version in pure orange creates a particularly powerful unity of form and colour.

With "CINEMA", Jonathan Radetz and Antonia Henschel has produced bookends made of cast glass for Schönbuch that bring together creative approaches to graphic and product design: The inspiration for the unusual shapes of the objects are the open or closed inner surfaces of a letter. The four colours - Pink Shades, Water Green, Brilliant Blue and Sunset Yellow - show a wonderful interplay in combination with the light. (am)

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, artist Jay Gard has collaborated with Thonet to develop special editions of Marcel Breuer's B 9 tubular steel stool, which will serve as stylish seating for guests at the new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, among other places, and can also be purchased. For the concept, he was inspired by the colour scheme of a nursery rug by Grete (Margaretha) Reichardt, one of the successful designers from the Bauhaus textile workshop, which she produced in 1929. In addition to the main edition "Margaretha", Gard developed two artists' editions.

"MOODMOON" is the name of the new wall lamp by Sebastian Hepting for Ingo Maurer and shows a creative interplay of innovative LED technology and Japanese paper. The structure consists of numerous LED light points that lie behind structured paper and can be individually controlled and programmed via app. This makes it possible to reproduce a wide variety of lighting moods and colour gradients at a defined tempo. (am)