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.
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.
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.
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.
5. Graffito by Lee Jofa
Standouts: Available in nine colorways, with 54-inch vertical and horizontal repeat, the fabric has a softened finish.
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.
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.
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
cooperative, the wool weft with
cotton warp is available in four colorways and six sizes.
9. Assemble by valerie_objects
Standouts: The manually ground aluminum-wrapped base pairs with cotton-viscose blend upholstery and coordinating side tables.
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.
11. Textility by Studio Mieke Lucia
Standouts: Industrial technology meets craftsmanship with this eco-minded carpet that doubles as an acoustic
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.