April 14, 2020

12 Editors’ Picks from LAUNCH in the April 2020 Issue of Interior Design

Interior Design’s April 2020 issue features the inaugural edition of LAUNCH™, a powerful new tool for the architecture and design community. Brought to you by the editors of Interior Design, LAUNCH exists to streamline the specification process. Here, we highlight 12 editors’ picks, available now on LAUNCH.

1. Giria by Evelina Kudabaite

Waste bark and leaves from oak, ash, and pine trees are ground into a powder, mixed with organic binder, and then molded into earthy homewares by the Lithuania-based designer.

Standouts: Giria is available in four colors. Each item is unique, sustainable, and sealed with food-safe oils.

> Learn more about Giria on LAUNCH

2. Soul Tech by Mario Alessiani

A Bluetooth speaker features unexpected treatments such as acid-sprayed glass and fabric hand-colored by the Italian designer’s sister. The wireless charger’s Sapele mahogany and ash base is hand-turned, its surface acid-etched.

Standouts: The three-piece collection combines modern technology with an artisan look, and includes a stylus for touch-screen devices.

> Learn more about Soul Tech on LAUNCH

3. HEED I by Future More

A motorized lamp by the Dutch design collective’s Jasper Luijten and Freek Peters mimics light dappling on water via rotating acrylic shades that create mesmerizing reflections. Through Studio Freek Peters.

Standouts: CNC-cut acrylic, an aluminum tube base, warm white LEDs, and static or kinetic capability.

> Learn more about HEED on LAUNCH

4. Portico by Eskayel

A mural wallpaper drawn from artist and company founder Shanan Campanaro’s regular visits to Puglia, Italy—her father’s ancestral home—captures its stark white buildings and vibrant citizens. 

Standouts: The seven panels are 27 inches wide and 13 feet high. Clay-coated paper is made with responsibly sourced fiber.

> Learn more about Portico on LAUNCH

5. Graffito by Lee Jofa

Design doyenne Kelly Wearstler brings her magic—and decidedly modern—touch to a graphic cotton-linen print brought forth by the heritage brand, which was founded nearly 200 years ago.

Standouts: Available in nine colorways, with 54-inch vertical and horizontal repeat, the fabric has a softened finish.

> Learn more about Graffito on LAUNCH

6. MIAMI by Colonel

The Art Deco buildings ubiquitous in the Sunshine State’s beach city inspired the peppy colors and rounded details of Isabelle Gilles and Yann Poncelet’s fun-loving buffet.

Standouts: Constructed of lacquered beech, Miami is available in seven total colorways.

> Learn more about MIAMI on LAUNCH

7. Polus 002 by The Invisible Collection

A colorful dining chair by Pierre Bénard, Augustin Deleuze, and Nina Rose of Pierre Augustin Rose pairs a solid oak base with nubby upholstery offered in a rainbow of hues.

Standouts: Five upholstery colors paired with a sled base are handmade in Europe.

> Learn more about Polus 002 on LAUNCH

8. Dream by Minna

Founder Sara Berks of the ethically made home-goods brand transcends traditional craft, employing master pedal-loom weavers to create a shag rug incorporating fun shapes conjured from her mind’s eye.

Standouts: Handwoven by
a Guatemalan
cooperative, the wool weft with
cotton warp is available in four colorways and six sizes.

> Learn more about Dream on LAUNCH

9. Assemble by valerie_objects

Create your own sofa by mixing modules from Maarten Baas’s sectional system, featuring asymmetrical cushions inspired by weathered pebbles and end-of-life soap bars. 

Standouts: The manually ground aluminum-wrapped base pairs with cotton-viscose blend upholstery and coordinating side tables.

> Learn more about Assemble on LAUNCH

10. Signal by Gantri

Sustainably produced using advanced bioplastics, the San Francisco brand’s 3-D-printed lighting collection includes a floor lamp and wall sconce with fused slats that nod to architectural louvers.

Standouts: Designed by Ammunition and made in California, Signal is 3-D printed on demand in five colors.

> Learn more about Signal on LAUNCH

11. Textility by Studio Mieke Lucia

Designer Mieke van den Hout’s hand-tufted wall carpet is made in collaboration with global flooring brand Tarkett, repurposing their overage from big orders.

Standouts: Industrial technology meets craftsmanship with this eco-minded carpet that doubles as an acoustic

> Learn more about Textility on LAUNCH

12. Odo by Oikoi

Designed by Erika Baffico and Sebastiano Tonelli for the Milanese maker, the pendant light’s hypnotic circular form sandwiches two concentric elements—one aluminum, the other glass—suspended from a jaunty knotted rope.

Standouts: Printed satin glass spans 13.8 inches across, allowing for directional lighting.

> Learn more about Odo on LAUNCH

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