This 1950s table lamp was produced by Hadrill & Horstman. The flex has been replaced, as well as the original bulb holder. The new antique brass bulb fitting incorporates modern day safety features and shows only minor age-related wear.
This William Plunkett sofa, model Kingston, was made in 1967. The design incorporates individual upholstered parts, and the frame and legs are made of aluminum, steel, and chrome. The sofa was reupholstered some years ago in black leather and has been cleaned and polished. The curved design and thick, padded seats make the sofa both sturdy and comfortable.
This Eros coffee table consists of a white Carrara marble top and conical legs. The structural design of the Eros table incorporates a gravity-based embedding between the table top and legs made possible by the truncated-conical design of the leg itself. This allows the table top to lock in position and the weight of the material makes an even tighter fitting and increases the overall stability of the entire structure.
This Eros console table features a white Carrara marble top with black Marquina marble conical bases. The structural design of the Eros tables incorporates a gravity-based embedding between the table top and leg. This is made possible by the truncated-conical design of the leg itself which allows the table top to lock in position. The weight of the material creates a tight fitting and increases the overall stability of the entire structure. The table has been professionally polished.
The lamp is a reduced-scale reproduction of the dome of the Pantheon, a perfect hemisphere pierced by an oculus in the center and internally decorated by five orders of twenty eight drawers, a number considered magical. Pantheon / Pantheoff incorporates these elements becoming an illuminating complex structure, consisting of a perforated ceramic dome and a metal body that illuminates the inside through the hole, reproducing the effect of sunlight into the building. The coffered decoration, a mystical and timeless design, becomes a precious faceted gold surface that reflects light and brings us back to the charm of this magical and impressive building.
Day-by-Day by mischer’traxler studio for Nodus is a system for hand-knotted rugs, designed to visualize human labor and the working time of one/two carpet makers to produce one carpet. The resulting rugs are unique, as the pattern incorporates the working rhythm of the makers into the final design. Depending on the size and the ‘resolution’ of a carpet, it takes between several weeks and several months to produce a hand-knotted rug. This amount of labor is often underestimated and unnoticed. The rug project Day-by-Day makes this labor visible and values it by incorporating it into the design.The rugs are made out of naturally dyed wool and are hand-knotted in Nepal.
Glasgow-based creative agency Goodd Ltd. joined forces with some of the most talented artists and designers in Scotland to create Visual Objects for the Home, a collection of made-to-order designs intended to engage whatever context they may eventually call home. For Goodd’s VOFH project, Scottish-born designers Dean Brown and Callum Brown contributed Shrines, a “micro-furniture” series that invites users to incorporate and venerate objects of personal significance—a book, a flower, a bottle of wine—in everyday rituals. The Shrine Cabinet includes an oak frame, a blown glass lamp, a mini-pedestal, and an enclosed storage space, accented with hand-painted graphics by UK-based art director Namyoung An in navy, turquoise, and yellow.
This model Antinea Terra metal and Murano glass floor lamp was designed by Jean-François Crochet for Terzani, and is marked on the base with ´´Terzani Design Crochet´´. Drawing from centuries of Italian craftsmanship, Terzani’s Memory Project incorporates precious materials with cutting edge technology to create unique pieces with roots in the traditions of wrought iron, wood, and scavo glass. In 1985, Sergio Terzani met Jean-Francois Crochet, an experienced Parisian designer. Together, they updated the craft culture from a cold and technological aesthetic into a dramatic and vibrant on, building a bridge from the past to the present. This piece features an expanding current of metal, finished with a waxed rust application that nests a hand-blown crescent of amber glass. The open helix of this design provides a sense of lightness and motion, despite its substantial construction.
With his smartly elegant collection, Tamiso, Milan-based designer Marco Zanuso, Jr. rescues beautiful wood off-cuts from the dustbin.Each table, console, and centerpiece in the Tamiso collection incorporates remnants of high-quality wood interwoven together in understated yet evocative patterns. The T1406 Squared Low Table is handmade-to-order in wire-brushed larch wood, set atop a bronzed brass structure. A discrete, sliding shelf underneath adds extra storage and function. The piece measures 130 x 130 x 40 cm and is available in a variety of lacquer finishes, including ice gray, olive gray, cloth green, dark plum, and petroleum.Zanuso has this to say about Tamiso: “Every evening in Cantu, at Fabrizio Molteni’s workshop [a.k.a. Molteni & C.], CNC machines turn off, saws and milling machines stop, planers and drills become quiet. The silence falls, and hundreds of wooden parts—waste products from the working day—pile up in a large container shaped like a boat. This project, conceived in 2012, aims to reuse those parts, putting together the so-called ‘swarf;’ which is usually intended for destruction.”