This week’s product launches

Recycled paint, a hob designed by Renzo Piano and iconic furniture designs revisited – here’s what caught my attention this week.

To celebrate its 150 anniversary, Fritz Hansen is looking back at visionary Nordic designs by Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm and Hans J. Wegner who revolutionised furniture design forever. Bending wood, curving steel, breaking new ground – basically pushing the boundaries.

Select pieces of Fritz Hansen’s most famous designs have been reinterpreted with updated fabrics, colours and materials. The anniversary editions include new versions of Arne Jacobsen’s Series 7TM, the EggTM (above in Chestnut leather), the SwanTM, and the LillyTM chair, as well as a PK61 table in exquisite Norwegian marble.

Bath Stone paint from Little Greene’s new Re:mix upcycled paint collection

I am really impressed both with the product and the ethos behind the new Re:mix paint collection from Little Greene. The company has collected its unwanted and returned paint (did you know many customers send paint back just because of a dent in the tin) and upcycled it to create a new collection.

Many paint manufacturers are unable to re-sell returned paint and much of it ends up in landfill. By recycling the paint Little Greene estimates as much as 60,000 litres of materials will be saved from waste.

Re:mix is available in a palette of 20 colours, it can be purchased online only and costs significantly less per tin than the standard Little Green range. An initiative to be applauded. (Learn more about the importance of pigment in paint here)

Alape Xcross wash stand
Xcross washstand new from Alape

Alape has unveiled a range of new bathroom washstands Xcut and Xcross. The two floor-standing designs dissolve the typical closed cylindrical form of a washstand and instead present a slender steel frame, the result is minimalist and lightweight.

Xcut is available in all white, while Xcross is matt black with a contrasting white basin. Both pieces feature an integral glazed steel basin and will officially launch at Salone del Mobile in June

Piano Hob from Smeg
Re-launched, the Piano Hob from Smeg

Smeg has re-launched a special edition of its Piano Hob, designed originally in 1995 by multi award winning architect Renzo Piano.

The hob, available in two widths, is constructed entirely from polished stainless steel and coated in a plasma technology to prevent it from tarnishing. The unique burner pan stand has no welding resulting in its streamlined finish.

Evo taps in brushed black from JTP

EVO is the latest tap collection from British brand JTP featuring straight lines and a fluted detail. The collection of bath and basin taps is available in four finishes: matt black, brushed black, chrome or brushed brass. A matching towel radiator is also available, the collection will be available in May.

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