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ICONIC ARCHITECT LAMPS FROM BRITISH DESIGN BRAND ANGLEPOISE

NEW WITH ROOMSTORE!

In 1932, when vehicle suspension engineer George Carwardine invented a spring, crank and lever mechanism that could be positioned with the lightest of touch yet would maintain its position once released, a blueprint for the first Anglepoise task lamp was born.

The Anglepoise lamp has subsequently achieved iconic status and its engaging, anthropomorphic form is recognised and admired all around the world. Over the years, the Anglepoise lamp has been developed under the careful watch of the founding Terry family, without ever losing sight of its primary function, and unique, characterful form.

From the creation of the Original 1227™ lamp, to the development of extended collections by esteemed industrial product designer Sir Kenneth Grange, to recent collaborations with renowned designers Paul Smith and Margaret Howell, incomparable British design remains at the heart of this progressive British brand. Today, Anglepoise lamps can be found today in homes and of offices, restaurants, bars and hotels in more than 50 countries

ANGLEPOISE

MAGIS

MIRROR MIRROR
ON THE WALL

The Vitrail collection of mirrors composed of stripes in different colours, which draws its inspiration from old Venetian mirrors, has won the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2019 in the “Best Shape Shifters” category.

The Vitrail series contains several mirrors made of different coloured segments reflecting images that become unusual and attractive places. The collection is a result of a collaboration between Magis and French designer Inga Sempé.

A rubber frame available in two colours holds the various pieces together, to make four formats – square, rectangular, oval and round – that can be hung horizontally or vertically or, in the case of the round mirror, even diagonally.

So a total of eight versions of refined, original mirrors, great for decorating any room: perfect in the hall to add depth, useful in the bathroom over the washbasin, ideal in the living room over a sideboard. And putting several Vitrail formats together on the same wall amplifies the space, creating a luminous point of interest, enlivened by a touch of vanity.

BRAND NEW BEADS
FROM TONONE

The new series Beads from Tonone is completely made out of aluminium materials. The smart, compact and minimalistic LED armature is designed for multiple uses. The 360 degrees light range makes this lamp useful in various situations.

Tonone was founded in 2013 by Anton de Groof and is based in The Netherlands. The Tonone design team works together with local craftsman to produce their products. Each step in the process of designing and producing is done with care and an eye for each detail.

Tonone stands for bold, functional and no-nonsense products with an industrial character. The design team’s vision is that traditional craft tools and mechanics can be a visual, as well as a functional basis for innovative product design.

TONONE

TALA

TALA

ELEVATING THE HUMBLE LIGHT BULB
TO A DESIGN OBJECT

Tala is an award-winning lighting brand, founded on the premise that good design can help mitigate climate change. From their London-based studio, they explore the tension between sustainability, technology and design through their wide-ranging collections.

Tala believe that beautiful objects and efficient technology belong together. Their in-house research and development team and engineering lab combine the best of British design with superior componentry.

They select methods and materials on their environmental impact, and remain committed to reducing carbon emissions in the atmosphere.

TALA

TOM DIXON

AN HONEST PIECE
OF SKILLED WOODWORK

When Tom Dixon decided to design a dining chair that sat comfortably with the Slab range, they wanted something humble but with personality, modern yet looking like it had always existed, familiar yet unique – and on top of that stacking and comfortable.

So, it took them a long time, as that turned out to be a particularly challenging brief.

But they think they have cracked it with this chair that can sit proudly in many environments – an honest piece of skilled woodwork.

FROM THE SUN TO
THE MOON

Given total creative freedom from Kasthall, Lara Bohinc, internationally acclaimed British designer and founder of London based Bohinc Studio, has created a limited collection of rugs, wall hangings and cushions for the home. Inspired by the serenity of Japanese rock gardens and supported by the design sensibility and skill of Kasthall, the patterns and the materials form a mesmerizing expression of style, function and heritage. 

Lara Bohinc signature style is a mix of contradictions: bold yet light, graphic yet fluid, angular yet feminine. A passionate believer in the universality of good design and her ability to create iconic beauty is well reflected in the From the Sun to the Moon collection, inspired by ancient Japanese Zen gardens. The collection comprises two rugs, two wall hangings, and a range of decorative cushions. The palette of muted pastels, earth and rust are drawn from nature, and all the products are produced in Kasthall’s own factory in Kinna.

The collection will also be shown during the Milan Design Week
and at the Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition in April 2019.

KASTHALL