Otto’s first marble tiles, tactile recycled fabrics and a bench inspired by a lion cub – here are the latest interior products to catch my eye
Aren’t these charming? In its latest artist collaboration, Balineum has translated the work of UK based illustrator Fee Greening into the Curios collection of 12 new tiles (above).
Each motif references nature – be it the flora or fauna outside Fee’s home in the English countryside, or elements like the sun and snake, which call to mind Greening’s fascination with medieval documents.
“They’re traditional symbolic motifs that you would see in old alchemical drawings or illuminated manuscripts,” she says.
Meanwhile, Otto Tiles & Design has launched its first marble collection.
The Signature Marble Collection re-interprets Otto’s contemporary patterns in a classic material. There are 12 designs to choose from featuring bold Art Deco influenced patterns (you can read my interview with Otto’s founder Damla Turgut here)
Bio Edition rugs, from Swedish company Pappelina, are made from BIOVYN, the first commercially produced bio-attributed PVC. In other words a durable PVC made from renewable wood-based oil which reduces their carbon footprint by 90% compared to conventional PVC.
Palermo and Etnea are two new recycled collections from Villa Nova. Palermo features two versatile weaves, woven from recycled yarns, including PET polyester made from waste plastic bottles and yarns recycled from pre-consumer fashion industry waste.
The second collection Etnea presents three wide width recycled sheers woven from 100% recycled polyester yarns from waste plastic bottles.
The new Paint & Paper Library Fandeck and Colour Atlas have been created to work alongside the Paint & Paper Library colourcard to provide a comprehensive offering of colour tools to inspire creative interior design projects.
The complete Paint & Paper Library colour offering is presented in the Colour Atlas which also includes specialist colour advice. The Fandeck showcases the Original Colours and Architectural Colours, displayed in a presentation box for easy portability. The hinged pages are organised to reflect the colour palette as it is presented on the Paint & Paper Library colourcard.
Bette’s new BetteBalance washbasins offer a range of installation options with four variants of one slender bowl design.
Made from glazed titanium steel, there are four built in and surface mounted variants all with a 395mm diameter. These slim profile basins are available in a variety of finishes including matt and sparkling colours.
Inspired by the soft, but outsize paws of a lion cub, the Sarabi stool and bench from Porta Romana are decorated in a rich, gold finish. Best known for its extensive lighting collection Porta Romana also produce furniture that can be customised to order.