This week’s product launches

Paint created for a villa in Italy, taps influenced by the Festival of Britain and a chandelier inspired by oceanic ice – these are the products that caught my eye this week

WallPepper/Group’s 2024 collection includes a variety of striking designs aimed at the younger market. Designs include lively forest and urban scenes, a bright blue sky dotted with fluffy white clouds and this fun, hiding cat (above) called simply Meow. Each design is bright, bold and unexpected.

Graphenstone Purifying Paints have collaborated with Kate Watson-Smyth (of Mad About The House) on a new collection of paints created for Kate’s new home in Italy. The collection of 12 colours introduces the romantic shades of Northern Italy in a palette that can be combined in numerous settings.

These evocative colours have been used throughout Kate’s villa which is nestled in the hills just outside Turin, it will shortly open for design retreats. Each colour is inspired by Italy: Barolo is the deep red of the famous Piemonte wine; Gelato is a soft plaster pink which tells of summer ice cream; Ortensia and Giardino reflect the vibrant hydrangeas and dense shrubs in the garden. The collection launches in July. (You can learn all about Graphenstone Purifying Paint here)

Invisible Collection has added a curated selection of pieces from the French gallery Pradier-Jeauneau. The gallery presents one-of-a-kind pieces from creators who push the boundaries of design thinking. This new collection is available exclusively from Invisible Collection and highlights include works by AD100 Isabelle Stanislas as well as up-and-coming talents such as Anthony Guerree, Axel Chay and Mathieu Delacroix.

The Festival of Britain in 1951 centred on London’s Southbank reigniting Britain’s enthusiasm for design. The principles of British Mid-Century design remain relevant today: an imaginative and efficient use of materials that utilises technology while upholding craftsmanship.  Southbank by Perrin & Rowe is a tribute to the 1951 Festival designers, adopting their ideals to create a brassware collection with details that reference pieces from the period. (Image shows the Southbank Mini instant hot water and cold filtration tap. The collection will launch in September)

British lighting and furniture studio, Cameron Design House, has launched Vetta. Meaning water in Finnish, the chandelier takes inspiration from the natural landscape of Finland. Vetta’s design is a delicate interplay of static symmetry and light, where hand-cut and polished glass crystals form linear shapes, evoking the shimmering brilliance of sunlight filtering through ice beneath the ocean’s surface. (You can meet designer Ian Cameron here)

Let’s stick with lighting and take a look at the Crosby table lamp from Original BTC. Crosby is the brand’s first glass table lamp and marks the opening of its new Oxfordshire glassworks. The lamp’s glossy anthracite cylinder is fitted with a solid brass base, sandblasted to give a textured finish. A slubby linen shade and sand cotton cable finish the piece.

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