Hyper real wallpaper, mathematical rugs and a very jolly table lamp. These are the interior products that caught my eye this week
East London rug company FLOOR_STORY opened a new showroom recently. To coincide with the opening the company collaborated with textile designer Kangan Arora on ten new rugs developed and honed during lockdown. The meticulously thought-out patterns and colour combinations are borne from what Kangan describes as ‘often mathematical’ processes.
The rugs are produced in three different constructs (hand knotted, tufted and hand woven) each made from New Zealand wool and influenced by architectural shapes and references from both Indian and Japanese ancient traditions. (Chakra rug shown above)
Do you need cheering up? Well the Rumba table lamp from Kinkatou will definitely put a smile on your face.
With a nod to ancient Greek amphora, Rumba can be hand painted in the colour of your choice. The pieces are hand sculpted, resulting in a natural textured surface, before being cast in jesmonite and painted at the Kinkatou studio in London.
Christian Fischbacher has taken inspiration from nature for a capsule range of wallpaper murals.
Created in-house, the botanical designs combine hazy dreamscape scenes alongside expressive flora and fauna creations. The distinctive designs, which showcase hyper real detailing together with a modern, confident palette of monochrome and highlights of vibrant colour, have been curated to tell a story of texture and pattern.
I recently met Theres Hoyos, founder of fledgling design studio MAIE, who is on a mission to change mass consumption habits by offering thoughtful interiors and lifestyle products for future homes.
The first launch from the brand are these sleek, natural stone coffee tables crafted by London based artisans. The tables are produced in a waste minimising manner with off-cuts repurposed into accessories. The coffee table is currently available in six stones, each mindfully chosen to avoid over extraction of natural resources.