June 19, 2017

11 Quirky Home Accessories

Murakami by Philip Bone and Marie Dessuant of Studio Dessuant Bone for Designerbox.

1. Designer: Philip Bone and Marie Dessuant of Studio Dessuant Bone for Designerbox.

Product: Murakami.

Standout: Named after the Japanese novelist, the bookend/paperweights are formed from sheet aluminum powder-coated a blue recalling Yves Klein’s; weighty spheres of untreated concrete top the base.  

Full by Sebastian Bergne of Sebastian Bergne.

2. Designer: Sebastian Bergne of Sebastian Bergne.

Product: Full. 

Standout Sycamore is turned by hand to craft a bowl the designer calls “overflowing”: a perfect platform for displaying food or objects. 

Orbit 03 by Lindsey Adelman for Roll & Hill.

3. Designer: Lindsey Adelman for Roll & Hill.

Product: Orbit 03.

Standout: Just 2 inches tall, this elliptical brass and leather candleholder with oil-rubbed bronze finish was inspired by planetary motion. 

Nudge by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra International.

4. Designer: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra International.

Product: Nuage.

Standout: The anodized-aluminum vase of eight conjoined tubes conjures a cloud, a recurring motif in the brothers’ oeuvre. 

Chameleon by Wisse Trooster of Qoowl.

5. Designer: Wisse Trooster of Qoowl.

Product: Chameleon.

Standout: The wall clock’s sky-blue acrylic face deepens to purple when the sun passes by a window or a light is switched on; hardware is brass and copper. 

Printed by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay for Atelier Swarovski.

6. Designer: Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay for Atelier Swarovski.

Product: Printed.

Standout: The Israeli duo behind Raw-Edges Design Studio introduce a beveled crystal centerpiece
bowl with artfully etched lines. 


Lustro by Pamela Sunday for Studio Van Den Asker. Courtesy of Paul Sunday.

7. Designer: Pamela Sunday for Studio Van Den Akker.

Product: Lustro.

Standout: Check your reflection in this 36-inch handmade glazed-ceramic mirror and you might imagine your face framed by a ring of fire. 

Foz by Cristián Mohaded for Roche Bobois.

8. Designer: Cristián Mohaded for Roche Bobois.

Product: Foz.

Standout: These whirling vases of mouthblown Murano glass come in five colors and various sizes.

Nguka by Fate Ly of Fatyly.

9. Designer: Fate Ly of Fatyly.

Product: Nguka.

Standout: A tribute to Senegalese women of the 1950s and ’60s, this collection of screenprinted and gilded porcelain tableware encompasses plates, a bowl, a teapot, cups, a creamer, and a sugar dish.

Stormclouds by Carmen Boog for ZigZagZurich.

10. Designer: Carmen Boog for ZigZagZurich.

Product: Stormclouds.

Standout: On a dark and stormy night, this cozy duvet cover—of hand-bleached 100 percent cotton percale with matching pillowcases—reminds you the sky will clear. 

Finley and Harrison by Jonathan Saunders for The Rug Company. 

11. Designer: Jonathan Saunders for The Rug Company. 

Product: Finley and Harrison.

Standout: The Scottish fashion designer conceived a cushion in wool needlepoint sparked by weaving and knitting patterns. 

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