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2017-01-03
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Christofle

The egg-shaped MOOD box from Christofle houses a six-person service of silver-plated contemporary cutlery.

KEEPING IT SIMPLE

In the who’s who of the interiors world, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby stand out with an impressive résumé: previous designs range from the 2012 Olympic torch to a vase celebrating the 200th anniversary of Royal Doulton. Collaborating again with the traditional tableware brand, the duo has approached conventional crockery with cool, minimalist results. The Olio stoneware range plays with glazed and matte finishes across a range of products, from mugs and jugs to teapots and sugar bowls.

PATRICIA URQUIOLA for Georg Jensen

Known for her bold designs and artistic flair, Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola has partnered with several leading designers, including B&B Italia, Baccarat, Alessi and Flos. Her work, often featuring floral references and fluid lines, has been exhibited in art museums around the world. For the Urkiola Collection, she has drawn on the Georg Jensen archives and created a range of stainless-steel tableware that combines smooth and ribbed textures – a surprisingly difficult and rare feat using this material.

Kelly Wearstler

Complete with a name, D.O.B. certificate and passport, a Kelly Wearstler Head Trip sculpture is extremely well connected.

CLEAN SWEEP

Just as phones are no longer only for making calls, and TVs are no longer only for watching programmes, so fans are no longer only about staying cool. The Pure Cool Link Tower from Dyson also purifies, removing 99% of allergens (think pollen and pet dander) from the air, along with odours (think paint fumes). As well as picking up particles as small as 0.1 microns (that’s one ten-thousandth of a millimetre), the purifier can be activated via an app. And yes, it does work as a fan – with a quiet setting for light sleepers.

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