Alessi: Alessi Goes Digital
In 2013, Italian designer Guilio Iacchetti sent an email to eight fellow designers with an idea: to create a pen using a stereo lithography 3D printer. Three years later, the results were showcased by Alessi in Milan. Marco Ferreri designed one with micro ribbed texture for a sure grip; Alessandro Gnocchi’s version features a long lid that can easily slide into a shirt pocket; Iacchetti created a lidless pen that rotates the tip of the refill into the body; Chiara Moreschi’s feature a tapered tip; Mario Scairato includes a notched lid; and Alessandro Stabile was inspired by the double helix for his pen.
Copenhagen-based Muuto unveiled CONTROL at this year’s annual Milan furniture fair. Designed by Stockholm-based studio TAF Architects, the minimal lamp was inspired by classic hi-fi equipment and industrial control panels. A stylish knob that mimics a volume control dial turns the lamp on and off, as well as acts as a dimming function. Its small scale allows it to fit onto a bookcase or a desk corner, providing illumination in awkward places and making it perfect for pint size home offices. With a base made from powder lacquered aluminium, the lamp comes in black, grey, white and red.
kikki.K: My Series
Launched last month, My Series Bills Organiser is the latest in stationery products by Swedish entrepreneur Kristina Karlsson—otherwise known as kikki-k. True to the brand’s philosophy of providing beautiful and meaningful things for everyday use, My Series features a bold type face adorning its binders for storing all those important documents scattered around the home. With inserts and tabs included in the soft pastel coloured collection, the stationery inspires tranquility and order. Two new stores in Prince’s Building and Cityplaza opened in May to join existing shops in Harbour City and Times Square.
Normann Copenhagen: Nic Nac
Keep office clutter at bay with Nic Nac, designed by Nicholai Wiig Hansen for Normann Copenhagen. A series of five different sized containers that can fit together like a Russian doll, Nic Nac are essentially open baskets ideal for keeping small things like staplers and notepads close at hand. The material is robust steel that is tempered by a chic pattern of holes to give it lightness and poetry. Nic Nac is available in white, black, limelight, powder blue, blue green, light pink and dark red—get a set to match your décor, or mix and match to colour code each organiser.
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