A dramatic headboard, clever audio and jolly Egyptians – here are the products that caught my eye this week
Continuing their collaboration with AXOR, British designers Barber Osgerby have extended their AXOR One collection with a palette of coloured taps (above).
The new collection of bathroom taps comprises six colours selected to evoke specific aspects of water in relation to the earth and the sky. Aquamarine’s blue-green captures the chromatic character of a calm sea. Coral is a warm, red-orange tone. Ice is a light blue, seen in glaciers. Stone is a strong grey, referenced from the intersection of land and sea. Shell is a cool greyish pink. Sand is the colour of the shore, wet from the ebbing tide.
In Balineum’s new Egyptomania collection of joyful hand-painted ceramic tiles, French artist Louis Barthélemy captures the energy and vivacity of contemporary Egypt while paying homage to its storied past.
Inspired by the ancient frescos and hieroglyphics lining Egypt’s temples and tombs, along with the work of contemporary French photographer Denis Dailleux, Barthelemy evokes fantastical scenes of strong men, frolicking animals, and naturalist motifs. These playful illustrations are adaptations of his originally tapestry designs which are made in Cairo using centuries old applique techniques
Celebrating 35 years of supplying luxury lighting, furniture and accessories, the latest collection from Arteriors features strong links to the natural world. Including pieces in wicker, rattan, grained mango wood and solid teak. The company says its SS22 collection is all about ‘grounded interiors in an ode to mother nature.’
Ventura has introduced four new products into its UK portfolio: The Carrie daybed has a hardwood frame and features piping details on all seams; Luxe headboard is a contemporary statement piece that can be used to define and frame the bedroom. As Luxe is made to order, the size, fabric and finishes can all be customised; The Conrad bed base is made to order and provides useful storage; and finally, Cube footstool is finished with a row of top stitching and can also be customised to match your scheme. (Meet Arlene McIntyre founder of Ventura)
Caesarstone has introduced the Pebbles collection to its range of quartz surfaces. Inspired by the tumbled pebbles found in rivers or by the sea the collection was created by Caesarstone’s in house design team to include soft tones and subtle surface detail. There are five new surfaces including an off white and slate grey.
Known for its wool flooring, Roger Oates Design has now introduced the Hembury chair made from Solidwool. The chair seat is made from Herdwick wool and bio-resin that results in a strong, composite material (think fiberglass but with wool). The wooden legs for the chair are from UK sourced Ash resulting in an attractive, sustainable seat.
I spotted this innovative product at the recent KBB show in Birmingham. Zuma was founded by designer Morten Warren and his creative team who have engineered products for, amongst others, Audi, Apple, Bang & Olufsen. Zuma was born from a frustration with unattractive and obtrusive ceiling speakers, the poor audio experience that usually comes out of them, the complexity required to fit them and the energy hungry equipment that drives them.
Zuma Lumisonic is an ultra-compact two-way loudspeaker with a low-energy LED light, all housed within an easy to fit ceiling downlight that offers a wireless and clutter-free high-performance audio and light experience. Units can be operated by voice-control through an Alexa device or through Zuma’s wellbeing iPhone app that allows users to select different combinations of light, music and soundscapes to create the right mood for all kinds of occasions.