Candy stripe wallpaper, a yellow outdoor kitchen and the perfect room fragrance for summer – these are the product launches that caught my eye this week
Vilhelm Lauritzen’s lightweight and stackable VLA26 Vega chair from 1956 is now part of the Carl Hansen & Son collection of design classics.
Architect Lauritzen was a pioneer of Danish functionalism and this chair was previously only found in the Vega concert halls. The chair, which features a black powder coated steel frame with oak seat and back, will be available from Carl Hansen & Son from October and can be upholstered in fabric or leather.
Sustainable wallpaper brand Bobbi Beck has launched a new collaboration with stylist Jay Jennings from Paint the Town Pastel. The Ice Cream Stripes collection, curated by Jay, has been inspired by the nostalgia of being by the sea, ice cream parlours and candy.
Jay says, “The papers are intended to be a joyful, versatile and timeless motif, the stripe is just as at home in traditional period interiors as it is in a contemporary setting.”
I usually only talk about new product launches on The Insider, but I bumped into Vlaze at a press event last week and wanted to draw their Adapt range of modular units to your attention.
Adapt isn’t new, it was launched in 2020 by family firm Vlaze, but I just really like these units made from super durable vitreous enamel. You can use them inside but they are also designed for outdoor kitchens where they will withstand all weathers. And there is a choice of glossy colours to choose from.
Paul Smith has launched his first collection of home fragrance candles and diffusers. Inspired by some of Paul’s most treasured memories and harnessing his love of colour and bold design, the set includes four scents: Botanist inspired by Paul’s first Nottinghamshire shop with notes of freshly-cut grass and lemon; Bookworm, a scent reminiscent of the stacks of books and papers in Paul’s office featuring cedarwood and grapefruit; Early Bird, which recalls the scent of rain falling on wet pavements on a cloudy morning featuring Indonesian patchouli oil and iris; and Daydreamer, a scent inspired by Paul’s long summer holidays and cycling through sunny fields, featuring lavender oil and verbena.