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TOM DIXON

A TOUCH OF GATSBY GLAMOUR

Form from Tom Dixon is a well-proportioned rigorously detailed tea set. Described as Bauhaus, Space Age or Art Deco we believe this crisp, clean reflective stainless steel finish sits comfortably in any setting and sets a modernist scene for one of the most enjoyable and enduring rites and allows you to create your own contemporary tea ceremony.

The tea set calls back to a forgotten era and the sophisticated way to serve British afternoon tea, while hinting at an art deco aesthetic with a touch of Gatsby glamour.

Read more about the Form Stainless Steel Giftset here.

MIRROR MIRROR

ON THE WALL

The Vitrail series from Magis is inspired by Venetian mirrors, in which the central glass is surrounded by other smaller pieces of mirror. A simple and attractive way to both frame and reflect.

The French designer Inga Sempé wanted to develop this idea in the Vitrail collection, combining clear and coloured mirrors. She created mirrors made up of several pieces in contrasting colours. They are held together by an injection moulded rubber frame: its softness allows the fragments to be inserted into the triangular gaps in the thin rubber structure.

Vitrail comes in four different formats which can be hung horizontally or vertically. The collection includes a small square, a large rectangle, and an oval, all made up of a large, clear, central mirror decorated with two coloured fragments. These versions are injected in both colours; each one features a distinctive combination of lateral mirrors. The fourth model is round, and is divided into five strips. It comes in two contrasting versions: a light grey frame with fragments of pastel green glass, and a green frame with fragments of mirror fading from black through to light grey. It can be hung in three ways: horizontally, vertically or diagonally. 

Vitrail comes in a total of eight different versions. Have a closer look at the mirrors here.

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DCW ÉDITIONS

BINY

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, IRELAND

Inspired by the thousands of extruded basalt columns that make up the Giant’s Causeway, Basalt from Tala unites sandcast solid brass and mouth-blown glass to evoke nature’s magnitude. The distinctive irregular hexagonal pattern is reimagined for the modern interior, seamlessly combining robust materials with low, ambient lighting that can be dimmed to enhance the mood of a space.

Get more information about the Basalt series here.

TALA

MAGIS

THE STORY OF AN UNCONVENTIONAL PROJECT

When creativity is put into motion and combined with research, the consequences can be truly surprising. This is the case with Spun.

In the video below, Thomas Heatherwick talks about how this iconic rotating chair came about. It is manufactured by Magis using rotational-moulded polypropylene. When researching symmetrical geometric shapes that rotate, a question came to mind: could any of these become a chair? In order to find the answer, it was necessary to break with the stereotypes of what a chair is; a back, seat, and legs, going in a new direction and reworking shapes and materials, testing again and again to then return to the essence of the idea and, finally, the prototype to be presented to Magis.

The result? Just look at the amused, carefree air of those who sit on the Spun chair to understand how beautiful things are sometimes surprising, even for those who create them.

Find more information about the Spun Chair here.

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