I’m back with the third of my regular ‘On my radar’ posts. Here, I share my latest favourite furniture finds that have popped into my inbox or I’ve discovered while out and about. This week I have four fab discoveries for you – Vipp unveils its first lighting collection, a new Swedish brand Maze launches, DesignByThem releases a new desk, and I discover the beautifully crafted designs of family owned Aussie brand Jardan. Scroll on for your design fix…
Lamp series by Vipp
Danish brand Vipp, best known for their sleek, monochrome kitchen- and bathroom-ware, have just announced their first lighting collection. True to the Vipp philosophy, the lamp series is based on the idea of rejecting disposable culture by introducing products made to last. The five lamps, for table, floor, wall and ceiling, are all made from powder-coated aluminium and fitted with a replaceable LED bulb. A perforated shade provides a soft diffusion of light, while stainless steel fastenings allow the lamps to tilt and bend for focused task lighting.
Says Morten Bo Jensen, chief designer at Vipp: ‘Avoiding a fixed light source gives you a lamp that you can cherish for years on end. You don’t have to throw away the lamp when the light source breaks – the lamp can stay up-to-date with advancements in LED technology by the simple change of the bulb.’
Prices start at £179.
Swedish design brand Maze Interior is launching at this year’s Maison & Objet furniture fair in Paris. Like Vipp, they too like to think in the long-term. Working with local craftsmen in southern Sweden, Maze Interior is striving to create minimalistic, long-lasting design products and furniture. They call it ‘Slow Production’ – producing products that are built to last, produced by people who get decent wages and good working conditions, and do as little damage to the environment as possible. Sounds pretty good right?
I’m a little bit in love with their Pythagoras shelving system, shown below. The bracket system features simple wire triangles that can be used in four different positions to support shelves. They can be aligned up in perfect harmony or mix-and-matched in different colours and materials for a more eclectic look.
Prices start at £34 for two brackets.
Partridge Desk by DesignByThem
I wrote about my recent discovery of Aussie brand DesignByThem last time, and now they’ve released a new desk. Elegant and simple, with slender wooden legs, the Partridge Desk is really versatile – it can be grouped together or used on its own. It can also be customised with various veneered tops, bracket colours and timber legs to choose from.
‘We originally produced the partridge desk for our own office. We wanted something warm and inviting that felt like home,’ says Sarah Gibson, the co-designer with Nicholas Karlovasitis.
Price from £1,005.
I discovered Australian family-owned furniture brand Jardan while scrolling through Pinterest late one evening and instantly fell in love with their beautifully relaxed designs. Based in Melbourne and in operation since the year I was born, 1987, Jardan believes quality design and built-to-last craftsmanship can transform everyday living. Each piece, from sofas and chairs to tables and beds, is made to order and crafted by the team in Melbourne.
I love their Finley bed, combining a solid American oak frame and vegetable tanned leather sling, and the Mac sofa with its light frame and removable seat cushion. Nice and relaxed with the soft muted colours and natural textures – 10/10 from me.
I hope these new-to-me designs have given you some inspiration or you’ve even discovered a new brand for yourself, I’ll be back with more furniture finds shortly!