Whether it's because Pantone chose greenery as its colour of the year 2017, or because sustainability has become an inherent factor in design — everything's going green
Above: Shades of Green
Reminiscent of a cloud, the eight tubular cavities of the aluminium Nuage vase (main pic) pierce the surfaces of the modular element while also defining the form's outer contours. Created by French brothers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra, it's perfect for introducing greenery to the indoor space.
Inspired by origami and translated into a metal universe, the Slit table from Danish brand Hay showcases geometric design in a minimalist way. The vibrant green taken from the Nordic colour palette leverages the stylish look of the metal side table.
Based on the country's everyday life and wrought in the iconic style of the artist Bordallo Pinheiro, the eponymous brand's Cabbage charger plate is an exemplar of contemporary earthenware design. Interpreting the plant in its rough and flat form as a metaphor for Portugal's rustic ways, it adds a fun element to the dining table.
British luxury interiors purveyor de Gournay specialises in creating exquisite hand-painted wallpaper, fabrics, porcelain and hand-carved furniture. The St Laurent Chinoiserie wallpaper featuring custom turquoise Edo painted on Xuan paper is on-trend with the current fascination with Orient-influenced design.
Read a tree
The Legend bookcase from Roche Bobois pays subtle tribute to the forest with its tree-like structure. The unique piece is crafted by self-taught designer Christophe Delcourt, known for creating elegant contemporary furniture that demonstrates a respect for the environment and a passion for natural materials.
From farm to table
The organic occasional table hammersvik by German manufacturer brühl is produced using an eco-friendly ethos. Massive beech tree trunks, with the characteristic cracks that result from the drying process, are cut into slices, debarked, planed and sanded, then whitewashed. The natural shape and tree rings form a contrast to modern decorations.
This is an excerpt from the “One way or another" article from the April 2017 issue of Perspective magazine.
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