A selection of interior design picks for the stylishly bold
It’s not often that we set our sights on the eastern parts of London, but when we do, we find ourselves entranced and downright addicted to the plethora of fabulous interior design brands that continue to shape the art of contemporary living. For BUSTER + PUNCH, it all started in a garage in East London, where architect and industrial designer Massimo Buster Minale discovered his passion for making unique objects that demand attention and love. The label was launched in 2013 and it encompasses all the extraordinary things from lighting and hardware to custom motorcycles and whiskey bars, specialising in unexpectedly elegant interior products for those who ‘want to live with conviction’.
Inspired by London’s fashion, music and sub-culture scenes where they collaborate with street artists, bike builders, musicians and fashion designers to inject attitude into their crafted designs, the team at BUSTER + PUNCH has brought fourth some wicked new lines for the London Design Festival this year. BUSTER + PUNCH X HAECKELS: In an exclusive collaboration with HAECKELS, BUSTER + PUNCH joined the worlds of natural fragrances and machined metal for a series of bespoke fragrances. Sharing a mutual love for both design and quality, this partnership showcases both brands’ values and passion. The custom made fragrances are accompanied by a locally sourced chalk diffuser. As a naturally porous sedimentary rock, once a few drops of the fragrance have been added, they act as a natural diffuser for this line of interior scents.
Two fragrances represent this marvellous endeavour – SEA BREEZE, created from a mixture of clifftop botanicals, grasses and rocks to invoke those calm seaside days, of childhood happiness and the beauty of nature; and BURNT IRON, a full bodied sensual aroma developed using raw fragments of iron, as the idea of craftsmanship imposing on nature and turning it into something refined and constructed is a key concept for this composition. The collection includes two metal plates machined from solid STEEL / BRASS, creating a beautiful arrangement for any interior space.
BUSTER + PUNCH MACHINED: The aforementioned plates are part of the larger MACHINED ensemble – a range of solid metal plates that have been skilfully machined from 6mm brass and steel to accommodate interior accessories, including candelabra, a flower vase, whiskey glasses, the fragrance diffuser and a simple tray. They can be displayed individually of placed side by side in order to compose an effective yet stunning display. The MACHINED range can fit pretty much into any design-savvy space, its defined metallic allure and minimalistic lines offering a truly stylish and intelligent alternative to otherwise run-of-the-mill home accessories.
BUSTER + PUNCH HEAVY METAL CHANDELIER: Perhaps the greatest achievement for BUSTER + PUNCH in 2016 is the bespoke HEAVY METAL CHANDELIER collection – a stylish LED lighting solution best fit for large stairwell spaces or living areas. It features the brand’s iconic HEAVY METAL solid metal pendants available in SMOKED BRONZE / STEEL / BRASS, combined with the critically acclaimed LED BUSTER bulbs that come in GOLD / SMOKED / CRYSTAL finishes.
Made on a bespoke basis, light-savvy clients and interior designers can choose from either a classic diamond or organic cascade formation, as well as a 19- or 31-pendant drop. The cable drops can go up to 6 metres, making these elegant fixtures a sleek addition to any modern and spacious lounge area. (Source: BUSTER + PUNCH)