Residential spaces are in full focus at the moment, considering we’re largely sequestered to them as the COVID-19 crisis runs its course. A hyper-focus on the comfortability of our personal spaces – or lack thereof – makes it clear that there’s no time like the now to rethink, rearrange and reinvent our homes, from the living rooms to the (makeshift) office. The placement of a few considered pieces can completely transform an area for the better, making staying in the domestic realm s a more pleasurable experience to boot. Having trouble selecting the ideal additions? We’ve collected eight products that will help you level up your living space, for enjoyment and functionality during and post-quarantine.
This year brings a build-out of Moooi’s Monster line: new designs by Marcel Wanders include the Monster table, an expansion of the Monster Chairs product range and Moooi Carpets’ Monster Carpet (pictured in header). The playful round rug – available in different sizes – depicts a graphic, multicoloured creature.
Breathing new life into a Pedrali armchair developed by Catalan designer Eugeni Quitllet, Soul Soft was born from design research on form and material. Echoing the curves and lines of the first armchair, Soul Soft accentuates and enhances its comfort. Framed by solid ash wood, an ergonomic polycarbonate seat embraces upholstery in leather or fabric.
Jean-Marie Massaud and Poliform had an ambitious goal with the multifunctional Westside system: reinvent the experience of the living room. Users can freely compose the padded modules of the seamless cotton-and-feather upholstered sofa, configuring the set to their any need. Elements include a chaise longue, movable backrest and coffee tables.
Combining Ton’s signature bent backrest and a light plywood seat, the Grand Slam pairing – a chair and barstool – is the result of a collaboration with product designer Alexander Gufler. Gufler and Ton’s technically impressive construction lends itself to three variations of the two furnishings: a smooth version with no upholstery, one with an upholstered seat and another with an upholstered backrest.
Metal art manufacturer Kriskadecor has expanded its pattern catalogue with the Gradient Collection, a series of designs by Luis Eslava. Studying the hue transitions between pure colours and the tones between white and black, Eslava proposed eight customizable variants that can be applied to aluminium chain space dividers, wallcoverings and more.
A sleek body composed of a circular shape and a rectangular plane, Loop is a geometric fixture that imbues each space with a unique atmosphere whether installed as an individual unit or in a group. The luminaire – part of Simon’s architectural lighting range Fluvia – was designed by Antoni Arola and demonstrates a contemporary take on the use of OLED technology.
Sockets with USB connections and the company’s Quick Charge functionalities, Jung’s Schuko devices are well-placed anywhere smartphones or tablets need an energy top-up. The Jung Quick Charge version has an output of up to 18 Watts and can charge an iPhone 11, for example, in just 105 minutes – this iteration can be fitted with a USB A or C socket; the alternative Schuko electrical solution features both.
Design studio Garcia Cumini looked to the ancient symbolism of the pipe to conceptualize a sinuous chair for Piaval. Pipe – available in beech, ash or walnut wood – has an implicit lightness, with a total absence of beams and a ring that simultaneously separates and joins the back leg of the seat to the element that supports the softly curved backrest.