Poggenpohl Revisits 1970s Works By Industrial Designer Luigi Colani
Experimentation has long been central to Poggenpohl, the family business founded in 1892 in Herford, Germany, by Friedemir Poggenpohl. In 1970, industrial designer Luigi Colani created Experiment 70, a spherical blue kitchen intended as a futuristic impression of the year 2000. (If only Y2K had actually brought us such gems.) Echoing the same vibrant blue of that bubble kitchen, this year’s collection includes surfacing in a hue reminiscent of the Mediterranean Sea. That’s made by glazing lava stone with colored glass for a surface reminiscent in shine and craquelure, if not color, of the flowing magma from which the lava rock was formed 11,000 years ago. Pair it with Frame 75 cabinet fronts in black-stained spruce inspired by shou sugi ban and Array 170, a slim anodized-aluminum shelving system that can be suspended from the ceiling.
Dame Zandra Rhodes Crafts Colorful, Hand-Painted Patterns for Gainsborough
Trained textile designer Dame Zandra Rhodes creates hand-painted patterns developed especially for English weaving house Gainsborough.
Mary Katrantzou Creates a Vintage Inspired Collection for Villeroy & Boch
Fashion designer Mary Katrantzou creates Victorian, a ceramic wall-and-floor tile collection for Villeroy & Boch.
GRT Unveils a Table Suite That Honors Architect Thomas Henry Poole
In a table suite named after late architect Thomas Henry Poole, GRT Architects blend craftsmanship and unexpected color.