'Cloud Silver Rain' by Tadao Shimizu for Abovo; photo courtesy of Abovo
Summer is perhaps not the ideal time to concentrate on the season’s most unwelcome of guests – the clouds and the frequently accompanying rain – yet we couldn’t help but to feature this humorous, softly-glowing table lamp called ‘Cloud Silver Rain’ which we spotted earlier last month at the ‘Japan by Design’ exhibition at ICFF in New York.
'Borders' by Hella Jongerius for Maharam
To coincide with ICFF, Soho-based design gallery Moss will exhibit the latest collaborative project of the renowned Dutch designer Hella Jongerius and American textile supplier Maharam. Entitled ‘Borders’, the series of embroidered fabric designs explores the pre-Columbian backstrap weaving techniques indigenous to Guatemala and Mexico. (more…)
'Steel Mirror' by Angell Wyller Aarseth
Continuing with the Scandinavian theme, this striking clean-cut ‘Steel Mirror’ has been designed by the Norwegian trio of young designers and university friends: Simen Aarseth, Christoffer Angell and Øyvind Wyller. Quintessentially Nordic, the stainless steel, oak and leather piece is part of the new series of works by Angell Wyller Aarseth and it will be on show at this year’s ICFF in New York from 14 – 17 May 2011.