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.
8 Furnishings and Home Accents Made in America
From textiles with architectural motifs to graphic 70s-inspired wallpaper, these home accents showcase the best of American-made designs.
Elena Frampton and Dumais Made Collaborate on a Collection of Handmade Ceramic Lamps
This limited-edition capsule collection of handmade ceramic lamps was inspired by the scenery on Long Island’s East End.
This Artful Pendant Light Fixture Evokes the Shape of a Seed
An elongated glass pod and individually cast chain links are highlights of Seed, a new pendant light fixture by Roman and Williams Guild.