Marcel Wanders & Roche Bobois

From Louis Vuitton to Baccarat, Dutch designer Marcel Wanders has had some impressive names in his collaborative portfolio. His latest partnership, with French brand Roche Bobois, uses his signature vibrant colours and graphic shapes to celebrate inventors and explorers. The Globe trotter collection, which spans cushions, rugs and furniture, pays tribute to the Montgolfier brothers (who flew the first hot-air balloon) and is inspired by their travels.


René Lalique’s fascination with the natural world shaped the Medusa vase. Its fluid lines – reimagined for this limited-edition version in gold-enamelled black crystal – were inspired by jellyfish.


Established in 1750, Royal Crown Derby has, over the years, maintained a traditional aesthetic in the creation of its fine-bone-china designs. But a brand doesn’t thrive for nearly three centuries without a degree of innovation. The new Studio Glaze collection is sleek and contemporary, and the techniques used to create it are equally modern. The reactive pigments and hand-applied glazes combine to create a textured, silky sheen that is subtly different on each piece.

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Its history may spa three centuries and take in creative directors from architect Gio Ponti to Gucci and change maker Alessandro Michele, but Italian porcelain brand Richard Ginori has its sights set firmly on the future.


Vacuuming may be something that excites only the most fastidious of homeowners, but AEG’S new FX9 model makes the task a lot more painless. Combining the lightness and ease of a cordless vacuum with all the power of a canister model, its state-of-the-art technology provides both flexibility and meticulous cleaning – and its compact shape makes it easy to store.

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