Alabaster wall lights, a Chinese inspired vanity unit and the ‘world’s largest’ sample bank – these are the interior products that caught my eye this week
Inspired by ancient Chinese wedding cabinets, the new Huxley vanity (above) from London Basin Company is made form solid oak with a smooth black finish. This is the first vanity from the company to offer storage, comprising a central two door cabinet and four drawers. Ornamental brushed brass handles give the finishing touch.
Launching this week, the Philosophers collection of alabaster wall lights from Pooky. Alabaster stone softly diffuses light to an ambient glow. There are eight designs within the collection that mix this pleasing natural material with brass.
Material Bank, who claim to be ‘the world’s largest’ marketplace for searching, sampling, and specifying architecture, design, and construction materials has announced its plans to launch in Europe later this year. Since its US launch in 2019 the platform has gained more than 500 brands allowing architects and interior designers to search thousands of materials, such as paint, flooring, textiles, ceramics, tiles, acoustics and wallcoverings, and order samples for overnight delivery in a single box.
Catellani & Smith has won the Good Design Awards, assigned by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, for its for Ettorino BIG and Sfera W lamps. The lamps were evaluated by a multi-disciplinary jury of design professionals and experts, who applied the original analysis criteria formulated in 1950 – the year the prize was founded – including creativity, innovation, branding, materials and technology used.