Mobile Chandelier 7

Designed by: Michael Anastassiades

Anastassiades as seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Balance, stillness, mindfulness. Oooommm.

Anastassiades as seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

What a light.

Anastassiades as seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Every element is super paired back – super edited.

Anastassiades as seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Take this top section for example. The joint between the top of the lamp’s arc and the fixture is simply a little repeat of the heavy fixture above it. All cylindrical, all tubes.

The arch could have just gone through the fixture itself but Anastassiades chose to drop it down a length, extending the elegance and the potential swing of the lamp, making it look all the more spectacular in its balance.

Anastassiades as seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Anastassiades’s work  reminds me of Miro’s bats paintings (thats not their title – I just think they are batty) and, as has been remarked by interiordesign.net, of Alexander Calder’s mobile sculptures.

Miro as seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

The materials are lovey, rich choices. Black patinated brass for the tubes and hand blown opalescent spheres for the lampshades. You can order whatever length of rod you wish (within a certain limit of course) and they vary the rest of the dimensions themselves for balancing reasons.

Anastassiades as seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Image Credits: Interior Design.net / Michael Anastassiades / Carwan Gallery / TES

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Vitrina Small Sideboard

Designed by: Alejandro Villarreal and Jesus Ramirez (at Hierve)

Vitrina Small Sideboard. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

This sideboard is a statement piece.

Paradoxically it is also a piece of really simple, paired back design.

Vitrina Small Sideboard. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

It makes me so happy when designers don’t need to resort to craziness and lots of ornamentation to make a statement. Herve just use one really cleverly placed piece of block colour to imbue the small sideboard in their “Vitrine” collection with character.

Vitrina Small Sideboard. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

The sideboard is a continuation on from Ropero (meaning wardrobe in Spanish – it’s a Mexican Company) a design Villarreal, the company’s founder, worked on previously with Gabriela Rosas.

Vitrina Ropero. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

The craftsmanship of the sideboard can be seen in the wooden frame. It is solid oak and has beautiful curved edges with sturdy 60’/70’s style handles. The shape of the handles is repeated on the interior, bringing together the two very stylistically separate components of the frame and the interior shelving.

Vitrina Small Sideboard. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.ukVitrina Small Sideboard. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

The whole “Vitrine” collection has been designed for a favourite company of mine, Case Furniture. All of their stock always feels like it has been designed so thoughtfully, every hinge and upholstery nail carefully considered.

They also keep some of the classics alive and well. I have a beautiful, leather, Robin Day 675 chair (designed in the 50’s) that they distribute and I love it. Cream leather seat and walnut backrest. Stunner.

Vitrina Small Sideboard. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

I’ll wrap up here to stop myself going off on a Robin Day tangent but I should tell you that this collection has a very similar tall cabinet in bright teal or a much more calm oyster white. The sideboard also has a more conservative colour-way available for us, a lovely dark dove grey…

Mmm… Grey…

Vitrina Small Sideboard. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Image Credits: Hierve / Case Furniture / John Lewis

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Wax Sculptures

Designer: Helmut Smits

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

I thought these candles were products. They are not.

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

They are sculptures! The artist sells prints (20 x 30 cm at €150+vat on Smits’ website if your interested), but you can’t actually buy the product itself, or the ‘original’ I guess its called.

Well maybe you can, if you contact him and are super nice, but I imagine the price would be prohibitive if you wanted to use the candle, like I do.

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

So because this is art – not design- I will let the work speak for itself for a change, instead of gabbing on about what I like about these candles.

Suggested internal debate while scrolling down;

Art vs. Design …

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

 Helmut Smits wax sculptures. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

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This isn’t even all of them, these are just my favourites!

Image Credits: Helmut Smits’ Website
(Though I first saw these candles on Sight Unseen)

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Bread from Scratch – Oven

Designer: Mirko Ihrig

Bread from Scratch. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

This bread oven is part of a larger story. It is part of Ihrig’s MA Thesis, he was exploring the issue that many people don’t know where their food comes from these days.

Bread from Scratch. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

I know he’s right because I had a boyfriend during university that had never seen a chicken in real life. We lived in the North of England for peatsake!

Bread from Scratch. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Ihrig resolved to design a set of tools and items that would allow someone to make a loaf of bread from start to finish.

Bread from Scratch. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

I love this designer’s ability to make this oven huggable. Just as it was cooling down in the twilight I’d be out there in the garden clutching this oven like it was a big dog, keeping warm from its friendly radiation.

Bread from Scratch. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Bread from Scratch. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

The angled curves, the stable stance, the softly turned legs, the raw finishes and the presence of fire itself all contribute to my visceral reaction to this oven.

Image Credits: Mirko Ihrig / Milk Decoration

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P.S. Who here loves a good scale model?

LOOK at these models and WEEP. This is some extreme precision product modelling.

Bread from Scratch. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Ring Dishes

Designed by: Lindsay Emery

Suite One Studio-Ring Dish. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Suite One Studio-Ring Dish. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

These things are so pretty. I did not know what a ring dish was until today. Apparently they are “perfectly sized for holding your favourite sparkly rings and other tiny things.” I would be more likely to use them as drip dishes as in the image below.

Or coasters? They look about the right size for a glass. Im not really a ring girl so I’m trying to think up another use for these simply to justify buying one…

Suite One Studio-Ring Dish. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Suite One Studio, Emery’s ceramics studio, creates full size plates and dishes too but the full size indigo ones do not have the gold detailing you can see on these tiny plates (sorry – ring dishes, I’m never going to get used to that!).

Suite One Studio-Ring Dish. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Pink, indigo and pale blue are the only colours Emery is using at the moment and it makes for a very cohesive collection.

If you like her work you should definitely check out Suite One Studio’s Instagram, she is a flat-lay queen.

The dishes are hand thrown porcelain ( I love a good controlled wibbely edge) and the studio use a handmade ivory/white glaze before slinging on the expressive colours.

Suite One Studio-Ring Dish. As seen on www.TheProductEdit.uk

Demand outstrips production at the moment so their website’s shop gets updated once a week, usually on a *Thursday* and it sells out fairly fast. Thankfully you are always able to see all of their current collections on the website and on each product’s page you can sign up for a notification on its restock date.

Image Credits: Suite One Studio / Suite One Studio’s Instagram

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