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Raw concrete interior at Restaurant 108 by Space Copenhagen - Joachim Wichmann14

On my radar: 5 homeware finds for April

While I didn’t get out to Salone del Mobile Milan this year – the annual furniture and design extravaganza – a host of new homeware launches have caught my eye recently. So here are five new finds for April, from affordable smart lighting solutions that can easily be incorporated into the home to modular sofas and simple side tables, enjoy! Lune sofa by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen Fritz Hansen has launched a new modular sofa called Lune designed by Jaime Hayon. Born out of Hayon’s previous designs for the Danish company – the Ro wingback chair and the cocooning Fri armchair – Lune has the same curvaceous lines and smooth, sculptural contours. The name in Danish means the feeling of everything being just right or something being at an ideal temperature – a little bit like hygge, it could be lying on the sofa under a favourite blanket or the snow falling outside while a fire burns warm inside. The Lune sofa comes in a multitude of possibilities, from a small two-seater to a large, …

Jardan furniture

On my radar #03

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, …

Soft Edge by Iskos-Berlin for HAY

On my radar: 5 furniture finds

In the second of my regular ‘On my radar’ posts, I share my latest favourite furniture finds that have popped into my inbox or I’ve discovered while out and about. This week we have Scandinavian moulded plywood chairs, customisable bespoke furniture and inventive solutions for the everyday from the end-of-year student shows… Soft Edge by Iskos-Berlin for HAY Soft Edge is a collection of lightweight moulded plywood chairs by Danish design duo Iskos-Berlin. Described by HAY as the next step in the development of moulded plywood techniques, the chairs feature a softly shaped seat and back. Subtly curved edges on the seat and back gently face away from the body, while legs come in a slender steel or a chunkier wooden frame. They’re stackable and light, perfect for cafes and canteens or for space-saving home interiors.    Orlo Mirrors Collection by Another Brand Orlo is a new range of wall and table mirrors made of solid oak and oak veneer, finished with clear or brightly coloured mirrored panels. It’s by Another Brand, whose designer and creative director …

On my radar: 7 new furniture designs

On my radar: 6 new furniture designs

Often I receive news releases or spot new designs out and about at furniture fairs, but they don’t immediately manifest themselves into blog posts. There’s been a couple of lovely pieces that have popped up on my radar recently so I thought I would pen a post dedicated to 6 new (to me) furniture designs. There’s lovely Scandi finds, newly launched initiatives and a homewares pop-up in London this month. Scroll down and enjoy… Skagerak Hang Chair This Skagerak chair, designed by Chris L. Halstrøm, transforms the humble deck chair into a contemporary lounge chair for both inside and outside. In development since 2012, the simple steel frame and padded seat is inspired by architectural elements such as suspension bridges and traditional rope bridges. There’s something quite Japanese about the design, with its simple but solid black framework. Erik Jorgensen I discovered Erik Jorgensen at Clerkenwell Design Week in May – I’m in love with Savannah sofa designed by Swedish designer Monica Forster with its smooth, minimal lines. Handcrafted in Erik Jorgensen’s factory in Denmark’s Svendborg, the chunky wooden structure is wrapped in saddleback leather …