Mythic lamps, Parisian wallpaper and an innovative extractor. These are the products that have caught my eye this week.
Launched at the Lighting By Design event at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Martin Huxford’s new Totem and Cerne are a mix of the modern and the mythic. Hand sculpted by Martin at his studio in Sussex, the lamps were initially realised in plaster before being reproduced in bronze or white marble.
These sculptural lamps, inspired by the mythic power of Britain’s ancient cultural and physical landscape, embody this storied past. Whether it’s the towering influence of legendary standing stones or the very human resonance of historic settlements captured by the Cerne Lamp.
In a tribute to Paris, the latest wallpaper to join the Mini Moderns Travelogue Collection is called Emma’s Apartment, available in six colourways.
Mini Moderns designers, Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire say, “Clever chap, Baron Haussmann. Tasked with remodelling central Paris in the mid-nineteenth century, he used zinc to clad the roofs in order to speed up the building process. Ever since, Paris has been defined by its shimmering metallic canopy. Discussing this subject around the dinner table at our friend Emma’s typical Parisian apartment – with its courtyard and rooftop views – we conceived the perfect way to pay tribute to one of our favourite European cities.”
The innovative Shelf extractor from Falmec will be available in the UK in early 2023. The 120cm extraction module in the Shelf is equipped with a removable fan to increase fume suction capacity. And, at only 10cm deep, this slimline model can be extended widthways by adding 60cm and 90cm sections.
Made of black painted steel with a black satin aluminium profile, the underside of the Shelf offers an integrated LED strip with dynamic light to illuminate the entire surface below. The front panel can be matched to adjacent units for design harmony. (for more kitchen inspiration click here)
Interior designer Victoria Covell has launched her first collection of furniture. The pieces are all designed and made in Lincolnshire with the initial ottomans, stools and cushions covered in Victoria’s favourite fabrics from Pierre Frey and Rose Uniacke. All designs are also available in client’s own fabric and finishes.
Victoria is also launching re-upholstered vintage pieces in collaboration with Rose Raw Rees Upholstery, starting with a pair of Swan chairs by Arne Jacobsen.