In the frame: standout designs from around the globe

In the frame: standout designs from around the globe

Glowing success
15 November

Canadian brand Bocci has always stood out for its opulent yet contemporary spin on design. It was this time two years ago that the brand’s creative director, Omer Arbel, opened the first showroom in Berlin to display the experimental works in all their glory. To celebrate the occasion, Bocci has now opened a new exhibition of its key pieces in the former 19th century courthouse space. Titled '79 Reopening,' the project merges large scale installations from Salone del Mobile this year, with new sculptural works to show the sheer breathe of innovation that the brand represents.

Bocci 79, Kantstrasse 79 10627 Berlin Germany. Photography: Fahim Kassam

Curveball
3 November

Spanish design agency Masquespacio looked back to the 70s for inspiration for their playful collection of furniture for Houtique. The sunshine yellow chairs, sofa, high stool and table are made up of different arc shapes (as the name of the collection ‘Arco’ suggests), to create the geometrical and whimsical structures. The materials are fun too: the tubular metal is paired with a powder pink velvet on the seats for an even more retro feel.

Present and correct
2 November

There are few things we like more than having the best of both worlds. The New York-based accessory label Good Thing gets this and has paired up with five brands it knows and loves on a line of limited edition gift bundles to ensure that each of its recipients receive the full package. Working with a selection of its bestselling items, Good Thing has matched goods such as Baggu’s reusable tote bags with its Seed shelf and hooks, Verve Coffee Roasters’ signature blend to fill its double-walled Twin carafe, Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukusawa’s Supernormal tome, published by Lars Mueller Publishers, to fit in between its Slim bookends, a Redwood scented candle from Californian makers Boy Smells to stand on the Frank tray and ban.do’s graphic stationery (pictured) to make full use of its Paper Display holder. Now that’s a well thought out gift, through and through.

Writer: Pei-Ru Keh

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