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.
Glimpse This Fashion Designer’s Collection for Farrow & Ball
Fashion designer Christopher John Rogers’ latest endeavor is Carte Blanche, a capsule collection of paints and wallpapers for U.K.’s Farrow & Ball.
Anna Karlin Unveils a Shapely New Furniture and Lighting Collection
Product designer Anna Karlin’s hotly anticipated fall collection of lighting, furniture, and objects comes together after three years in the making.
8 Conversation-Worthy Fittings and Fixtures
From colorful stained-glass tiles to sleek faucets and architectural-inspired fixtures, these kitchen and bath accents double as conversation starters.