We wrap this season’s Maison&Object / Paris Design Week 2015 coverage with a gathering of everything from scissors to bicycles to sound-system chandeliers – because sometimes, the most astounding designs come in the most unexpected of packages. I hope you enjoy the picks! Above – The ultra customizable Plinto dining table by Meridiani Editions.
Designer Lex Pott collaborated with NOMESS COPENHAGEN and Wallpaper Handmade 2015 to transform ordinary scissors into functional objets d’art. The Spring Scissors’ symmetrical design even makes them suitable for the oft neglected lefty.
The Lehnstuhl chair by Nigel Coates for Gebrüder Thonet, Vienna pushes traditional bentwood to new heights of style.
‘Borosilicate glass on Graphite’ by studio Formafantasma, 2015. Part of Massimo Lunardon’s ‘Poets‘ project.
‘Coupole’ – an exploration in glass and graphite by Sam Baron. Part of Massimo Lunardon’s ‘Poets‘ project.
Bonnemazou-Cambus’ uniquely modular door handle collection offers a grab bag of knobs, handles, and decorative plaques… all designed to be mixed and matched to one’s heart’s content.
Jaime Hayon’s new Palette for &tradition celebrates the multiple functions of the classic table with tiers of varying material and color.
Second Skins by Tamara Barrage is a series of vases that, like humans, are born equally bare and naked. It’s only through an expressive layer of “clothing” that the artist imbues each vase with its own visual and textural identity. Photos by Marco Pinarelli.
The OFNI porcelain serving pedestals by Mala Leche Design takes inspiration from the clustering of tiny bubbles. Currently available, in limited edition, through the Mala Leche Shop.
The Dots Plybike elevates an object of everyday function to new levels of artistic creation with its unique wood, aluminum and copper finish frame. Topped off with a sleek leather seat, the Plybike is currently available in a variety of finishes via its designers at Dots Objects.
Danish design brand Menu has partnered with Danida, a division of the Danish ministry of foreign affairs, to establish the Nepal Projects – an initiative that aims to build strength in at risk Nepalese populations through craft commerce and the stronger communities it can build. We think the results are pretty irresistible. Teddy design by Afteroom. Available October 2015.
La Maison d’Alep’s Les Grappes table/pendant lamp is made from recycled glass which is handblown and sculpturally arranged by Syrian artisans.
UK-based designer Andrea Walsh exhibited her Faceted Box collection made from faceted glass, fine bone china and 22ct burnished gold.
Harrry Thaler’s ceramic Fumi lamps for Pulpo join two hemi-capsuls via a magnet connector – allowing each shade to rotate a smooth 360 degrees.
Inspired by vintage-style table lamps, Studio Cheha debuted a new line of LED lighting designed to trick the eye. While each acrylic glass shade reads as a full 3D form when viewed head on… a slight shift in perspective will slowly reveal the shade’s surprisingly flat dimensions.
Designer Sarah Colson combines the delicacy of glass with the solidity of Portland stone in the POTUM Lux Desk Lamp.
And we wrap this season’s Maison&Object/Paris Design Week coverage with LU Murano’s handblown ilLUsion chandelier / music system designed by Fabio Fornasier. Wow!
Until next year!