8 Brilliantly Colorful New Products
1. Firm: Gubi.
Designers: Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou.
Standout: With an eye to encouraging lingering and lounging, designers Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou devised an organically shaped sofa that warmly embraces the sitter.
2. Firm: Petite Friture.
Designers: Aïssa Logerot and Amandine Chho.
Standout: The young French duo’s design, originally fabricated by Moroccan craftswomen (via the U.N. Development Programme), gets a manufacturing-friendly reboot with epoxy-coated steel bands.
3. Firm: Bulo.
Designers: Claire Bataille and Paul Ibens.
Standout: The Belgian architects, partners for 45 years, created a beautifully proportioned seat in solid oak (offered in four lacquer hues and natural) that can live inside the home or al fresco.
4. Firm: Bethan Gray Design.
Designer: Bethan Gray.
Standout: The award-winning Welsh designer assembled these tables from polished and lacquered marble in a range of colors—including single-hued and two-tone versions.
5. Firm: Tolix.
Product: Perforated Locker.
Designer: Chantal Andriot.
Standout: Famed for its galvanized sheet-metal furnishings, the 89-year old company teams with the designer on a series of brightly colored storage units offered in a range of sizes, hues, and configurations.
6. Firm: Sarah Colson.
Product: Clara Lux.
Designers: Aimee Betts and Sarah Colson.
Standout: Pleated glass shades and two-tone knitted cables lend textured panache to the English duo’s pert pendants, available in numerous hues.
7. Firm: Verreum.
Designer: Arik Levy.
Standout: A flickering flame was the starting point for Levy’s candleholder design, distinguished by a silvered base that amplifies the light source and reflects the surrounding environment.
8. Firm: Ligne Roset.
Designer: Pierre Charpin.
Standout: First produced almost 20 years ago, this rainbow-hued lounge gets a new lease on life with upgraded materials and removable covers; its playful mix of classicism and wit remains intact.