Woven chairs, a dramatic wallcovering, charming tiles and a striking burr console. These are the products that caught my eye this week
Interior designer Natalia Miyar has collaborated with Fromental to create Ambia a wallcovering collection that celebrates the designer’s Cuban roots and love for the energising spirit, warmth and style of Latin America.
The patterns, colours and designs were envisioned by Natalia and then brought to life by Fromental’s artists in the UK who hand printed and hand foiled the scheme onto waxed paper.
Sazy is a recently launched interiors retailer offering an eclectic and characterful selection of furniture and furnishings. Championing local craft makers and artisans from all over the world, with a strong Turkish influence, Sazy curates distinctive, ethnic designs that have a joyful quality.
Cox London bought an original burr (half a walnut tree trunk) from an antique dealer. Inverted it, infilled the top, straightened the bottom and then created a scale mould in jesmonite. The distinctive Grand Burr Console is available in white to focus on the surface texture which celebrates the random imperfections of nature.
I knew about the use of burr (usually in marquetry) but have to admit I didn’t know what it actually was. So in case you are equally in the dark – true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches start to grow. Burr wood is prized for its complex, knotted finish.
Starry Night is the latest collection from Otto Tiles & Design. Taking inspiration from Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting, The Starry Night (hanging in New York’s MoMA), this version is an hexagonal, encaustic cement tile featuring a simple star design in five colours, allowing you to create your own constellation. The tile was designed in London by Otto’s founder Damla Turgut and crafted in Turkey by skilled artisans.