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COSHAMIE’S DESIGN PICK: MATTHEW WILLIAMSON

BRINGING OUT THE VIBRANT PINKS, GREENS AND BLUES FOR THE BOLD INTERIOR: Spring is swiftly rolling into town, as swiftly evidenced by the blossoming trees and golden rays of sunshine – that is, when it’s not all grey and misty like every March in London! But it is with great optimism that we welcome the new season and embrace the dazzling array of colours that it often brings along. In that spirit, we’ve turned to Matthew Williamson’s electric collection of furniture, a vibrant palette of pinks, turquoise greens and deep blues that turn any interior into a stylish statement. We’d normally have to settle for one product to talk about, but Williamson’s collection is so rich and beautiful, we had a hard...

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COSHAMIE’S DESIGN PICK: VIOSKI

WHERE MID-CENTURY & CONTEMPORARY DESIGN MEET IN PERFECT UNISON: Comfort and style have never been closer together than in Vioski’s simple but elegant designs. Jeff Vioski draws his roots from architecture, which is why his creations are so considerately constructed, and yet so fluid in form and function. [caption id="attachment_4971" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Chicago Sofa (Image Courtesy: Vioski)[/caption] Bringing strength through proportion and the kind of timeless beauty that is very difficult to attain in this day and age, the California-based design brand wears its creations as a badge of honour. The mid-century charm is there – simplicity, functionality and a touch of minimalism exude from each object bearing the Vioski signature. However, the sleek lines and modern allure speak for themselves. [caption id="attachment_4979" align="aligncenter"...

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COSHAMIE’S DESIGN PICK: STERLING STUDIOS

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REDEFINING THE WAY WE LOOK AT SURFACE DESIGN: During our visit at the Surface Design Show this year, we stumbled upon Sterling Studios – a brand of specialist artisans who bring applied arts to interior design by combining classic techniques with modern technology. The studio produces a variety of surface designs, including etched glass and Verre Eglomisé, the latter a beautiful romantic gilt and reverse painted glass originating from 18th century France. [caption id="attachment_4897" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Courtesy: Sterling Studios[/caption] Known for their superb bespoke decorative finishes and artworks in a multitude of mediums including glass, lacquer, paint, resin, metal and plaster, Sterling Studios bring their old-age craft to contemporary high end interior designs. [caption id="attachment_4908" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The London Edition Hotel by Yabu...

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WANDERLUST: ALCANTARA REDEFINES FAUX LEATHER

A NEW INTERIORS COLLECTION INSPIRED BY THE PLEASURE OF TRAVELLING: Drawing inspiration from his journeys around Europe and beyond, Sebastian Herkner conjured an aesthetic universe of very personal prints for this latest collection for Alcantara, available exclusively in the UK through Altfield. [caption id="attachment_4846" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Wanderlust by Sebastian Herkner for Alcantara, available through Altfield London (Image Courtesy: Altfield London)[/caption] Details of architectural forms of buildings and streets merge with natural elements such as leaves, rocks and the shimmering sunlight reflecting on water are all captured on Herkner’s phone camera and translated into beautiful new textures on soft Alcantara in this new collection – titled Wanderlust. [caption id="attachment_4847" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Wanderlust by Sebastian Herkner for Alcantara, available through Altfield London (Image Courtesy: Altfield London)[/caption] Defined...

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COSHAMIE’S DESIGN PICK: ALDO BAKKER FOR SWAROVSKI

MIXING CRYSTAL AND MARBLE FOR A STUNNING EFFECT: According to Aldo Bakker, “every facet should be meaningful”, and by that ethos, the Crystal Vase he designed for Swarovski presents itself as extraordinary from every single angle. [caption id="attachment_4779" align="aligncenter" width="412"] Image Courtesy: Swarovski/Aldo Bakker[/caption] Combining stone like marble or pink onyx with faceted, graphic form, Aldo Bakker’s Crystal Vase collection features modular vases in three sizes. [caption id="attachment_4780" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Image Courtesy: Swarovski/Aldo Bakker[/caption] The base acts as a shallow water pool, with the body crafted from three interconnecting elements in either faceted stone or crystal, creating a fascinating play of light. Functional yet abstract, the designs are tactile and visually engaging. [caption id="attachment_4781" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Courtesy: Swarovski/Aldo Bakker[/caption] The grey marble version is a perfect...

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ZAHA HADID DESIGNS FORMA FOR ALESSI

A STUNNING NEW ACCESSORY FOR THE DINNER TABLE: Alessi has recently unveiled the new 2017 Spring/Summer collection, which hosts a variety of projects including works of table-top architecture and creations from new designers. Cementing a reputation as a company that thrives from nurturing young talents, the new line emphasises the role of Alessi’s research laboratory in the field of applied arts. Most of the items presented are crafted from stainless steel at Alessi’s factory in Crusinallo di Omegna, but the collection also features new experiments with previously unexplored materials, such as titanium, and a stylish return to plastic. [caption id="attachment_4760" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Forma, by Zaha Hadid for Alessi (Image Credit: Mike de Pasquale/Alessi)[/caption] Zaha Hadid Design contributed to this new collection with Forma, a...

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COSHAMIE’S DESIGN PICK: SAMUEL AMOIA DRUMS

COMBINING SOFT FORMS WITH TREASURES OF THE EARTH: After catching the spotlight at last year’s Maison & Objet Americas as a Rising Talent, Samuel Amoia’s designs continue to surprise and inspire with a blend of soft lines and rough, crushed minerals in the form of contemporary furnishings that speak up and demand attention. [caption id="attachment_4746" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Dover Street NY Collaboration (Image Courtesy: Samuel Amoia Associates)[/caption] The Drums, in particular, stand out. Simple in their design but eloquent and loving towards the Earth itself, the Drums are made with a multitude of materials otherwise reserved for contemporary art installations and sculptures – sculpted cast bronze, delicate shades of agate and plaster, opal stone, Indian blue calcite and black tourmaline, African blue sodalite, Congolese...

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COSHAMIE’S DESIGN PICK: THE NEW ZAHA HADID COLLECTION

THE LEGACY OF AN ARCHITECTURAL ICON UNVEILED AT MAISON & OBJET: Zaha Hadid has redefined architecture and design for the 21st century through a career that spanned four decades, before she left the world prematurely in 2016. Her vision has captured imaginations across the globe and her challenge of form itself has reshaped the way we look at the world around us. [caption id="attachment_4654" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Courtesy: Zaha Hadid Architects[/caption] Continuing her legacy, Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled a stunning new collection of home décor designs at this month’s Maison & Objet in Paris. Drawing inspiration directly from her extensive archive of sketches, paintings and drawings of her own hand, ZHA have launched a new line of gift items and decorative accessories,...

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COSHAMIE’S DESIGN PICK: CREDENZA BY PATRICIA URQUIOLA

STAINED GLASS IS GIVEN NEW PURPOSE IN SPAZIO PONTACCIO’S FURNITURE: Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola is one of the most accomplished interior designers to date. Born in Spain and currently a household name in Italian design, Ms Urquiola is known for her daring approach to form versus function. “Objects must communicate,” she says. “There should always be a hint of irony, humour or sensuality. I think with my hands. I’m my own client”. Following that brand ethos, Ms Urquiola is known for the stunning interior works that she’s done for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Barcelona, the Four Seasons’ Spa in Milano, and the Missoni shops in Berlin, Moscow, Riyadh, Venice, New York, Paris, Hong Kong and Casablanca, to name but a few. [caption id="attachment_4578"...

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