10 Design Showstoppers from Feria Hábitat València
València, Spain’s annual international furniture, lighting, and decoration fair took place September 19-22 and highlighted playful designs by Spanish makers as well as some surprising introductions from firms farther afield (think Tel Aviv), plus new works by designers hailing from Italy, Sweden, and beyond. Here are our top finds from Feria Hábitat València.
Highlights From the September 2023 Edition of Feria Hábitat València
Slim, a new addition to the Sarek collection by Madrid-based architecture and interior design studio Stone Designs, provides seats made in Flexyskin, a proprietary foam consisting of plant-based polyurethane.
The Mood nomadic LED lighting collection by Nahtrang Studio for the Spanish brand offers rounded shades that can easily install in different positions, making for a highly customizable and kinetic experience.
A deceptively simple lounge chair dubbed Bolet by Valencia- and Lisbon-based MUT Design was inspired by the conical form of certain mushrooms and has an elongated button detail on its cozy seat.
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The Spanish brand celebrates 50 years with their Fiesta fabric crafted by the Dutch textile manufacturer Byborre in two contrasting colorways: Día and Noche. The new Bold table by Studiopepe also refereneces the vibes of 1973, the year the brand was founded.
The Firenze storage unit with its obtuse angles is meant to float freely in an interior space, its mix of handmade oak veneers and glass the work of Italian designer and architect Rodolfo Dordoni.
Lightweight and smooth like the namesake drink, the Martini outdoor chairs and tables by Lagranja Design adapt to many environments including hospitality, contract, and residential patios and the like.
A special indoor edition of the brand’s classic Lapala chair by Lievore Altherr Molina marks the design’s 25th anniversary, the weave of its seat requiring a whooping eight hours to complete.
The Tel Aviv-based brand debuts at Habitat with a line of outdoor-ready rugs, poufs, and cushions, the latter two with incorporated straps for ease of transport from indoors to outside. Items are made by Syrian refugees currently based in Istanbul.
Light passes through the semi-translucent Supra task chairs by Stockholm-based Note Design Studio, producing a delicate glow on the Iceberg, Dune, Brique, Biscay Blue, and Fumé polypropylene seats. Previewed by Ondarreta, the family-owned brand based in Spain’s Basque region, the seat comes with myriad base options and is also available upholstered.
Afuera, a distinctive outdoor modular sofa from the mind of brand collaborator Alfredo Häberli, rests atop two iroko wood supports, the construction inspired by traditional Japanese sandals.
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