I’m kicking off the week with a selection of noteworthy news of the moment.
Beautiful New Tables by Fritz Hansen
Republic of Fritz Hansen has revealed it is launching the Planner, a series of coffee tables by Paul McCobb. He is one of the leading designers of the American design movement from the mid-20th century. The tables will be available with a marble top that is only 20 mm thick, complementing beatifully the sleek lines of the frame and legs. You’ll be able to find them in stores in September 2018.
IC Lights Now in Black
Flos is launching their popular IC Light series by Michael Anastassiades in a timeless black edition!
Alia Candle Holder by HAHA
I came across this great candle holder that consists of two basic forms which together can be transformed and placed in various ways. It is casted in zinc alloy and plated with chrome, while the cylindrical pillar is made of solid stainless steel. It was created by HAHA, design studio founded in 2016 by Arash Eskafi, Yu-Ching Chiang and Thomas Torninger. The trio behind the design studio decided early to start a company so they would have full control over the entire design process. HAHA designs, develops, produces and distributes everything itself. “The result is a more sustainable cycle and business model, where the studio decides the game rules itself. This creates better conditions and quality for its customers.”
Livrest Bookstands by Claes Dalén
Livrest is a new brand, founded this year by Claes Dalén – An interior designer and blogger at Residence Magazine online. It sells a collection of beautiful bookstands handcrafted in Sweden in walnut, cherry or black stained ash. They are perfect to display your favorite books around the house, just like art.
Tivoli by Normann Copenhagen
The iconic amusement park in the Danish capital city has teamed up with design brand Normann Copenhagen to create a collection inspired by the colors, patterns, gardens and architecture of Tivoli. The assortment includes lighting, textiles, tableware, home accessories, scented soaps and creams, as well as gift items – Over 270 products will be launched. They will be available for purchase worldwiode from later this year.
IKEA to Abolish Single-Use & Virgin Plastics
The Swedish giant has announced it will remove single-use plastics from its assortment by 2020. The retailer also plans to phase out virgin plastic, too. “By August 2020, all plastic material used in our home furnishing products will be 100 per cent renewable and/or recycled,” reads its sustainability statement.
Have a great week!
Photo at the top: Fritz Hansen
P.S Looking for the best gift ideas? Have a look at our 2019 guide for design lovers!