Vitra Black Collection

None More Black

Like no other colour, black evokes a timeless elegance. Vitra has applied this insight to the new Black Collection, which presents several new accessories and design objects along with re-editions of classic pieces – all in shades of black.

The Black Collection includes eleven classic pieces from some of the icons of mid 20th century design including Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson, Alexander Giraud and Dorethee Becker. The dark colours create a tasteful contrast to the playful organic shapes and original colours of these pieces.

How much more black could this be? The answer is none. None more black.

George Nelson Sunburst Wall Clock

George Nelson Sunflower Wall Clock

George Nelson Triangle Wall Clock

George Nelson Night Clock Desk Clock

Eames House Bird

Eames Elephant (Winter Edition)

Eames Plastic Rocking Armchair (Winter Edition)

Eames Occasional Table LTR (Winter Edition)

Eames Wool Blanket

Dorothee Becker Uten.Silo Utility Holder

Alexander Giraud Wooden Cat & Dog Dolls

Interface Carpets SkinnyPlanks

First Look: New Skinny Plank collections from Interface Carpets

Announced recently were three new collections to Interface Carpets‘ already burgeoning range of Skinny Plank designs: Equal Measure, Near and Far and Narratives. If you’re unfamiliar with the Skinny Plank concept these are 25 x 100cm carpet planks that can be used to create similar patterns to those found on timber or vinyl flooring such as ashlar and herringbone designs. Collections so far have largely focused on biophilic designs. These new collections continue this trend further, focusing specifically on man’s interaction with and interpretation of nature. Andrew Frost of Interface introduced us to the new ranges in the flesh.

Interface Equal Measure

Equal Measure is inspired by traditional cobblestone streets and the juxtaposition between man-made and natural surfaces. The range is offered in a palette of eight subdued colours combined with irregular patterns to create the look of a lived-in street. In common with previous Skinny Plank designs, Equal Measure includes a full feature tile (EM553), a transition tile (EM552) and a more simple field tile (EM551).

Interface Near & farNear and Far evokes natural materials such as wood and stone that have been weathered by wind and rain or carved by man. Available in eight colour-ways – Driftwood, Shale, Linen, Hemp, Walnut, Felt, Wheat and Mineral – the Near and Far collection features two planks: Subtle grooves run the length of the NF400 tile whilst more variation and texture is introduced to the NF401 tile.


Interface NarrativesAs the name implies, Narratives is inspired by the stories of objects, what we see around us and finding meaning and patterns in everything we see like patterns of tea leaves. Hence, the names of the eight colour-ways; Ginger, Wasabi, Chai, Ginseng, Sesame, Darjeeling, Oolong and Fennel. A figurative scroll pattern created by height contrasts features on the NS230 tile and the NS231 tile is defined by a linear pattern with less contrast in height.




Pedrali New Ideas 2015

Recently we were visited by Pedrali, who showcased their 2015 products to us. Here are just a few:

NOLITA_00Nolita, vintage chic, a reinterpretation of Mario Pedrali’s 1963 outdoor chair. The Nolita steel wire chair collection includes chair, low and high back armchair and two heights of stool. The collection is available in white, yellow, orange, red, terracotta, light blue, anthracite grey and sage green.

Pedrali NemeaPedrali NemeaNemea is a collection of rather elegant wooden chairs with a die-cast aluminium sub-frame. The sinuous and organic wooden shapes are intended to be evocative of an aged artefact smoothed by time. Nemea comes in bleached ashwood which can be stained to ruby red, cognac or black. Available with or without arms.

Pedrali OsakaAnother wooden product is Osaka. Inspired by the ideograms of oriental writing, Osaka has a pure and simple aesthetic. Finished in bleached ashwood, Osaka can be stained cognac, mahogany or black.



Pedrali SocialPedralli’s stylish take on modular seating is Social. The linear design is made of three seat modules; bench, straight back and corner/end back. However, Social’s aesthetic is made lighter and seamless by the positioning of the die-cast aluminium legs only at the ends of the steel frame. The frame can be powder coated or chrome finished.

Pedrali TweetTweet by Marc Sadler is a range of simple polypropylene chairs with a wide selection of frames and finishes, suitable for a variety of commercial, public or domestic environments. Previously available with one or two-colour shell, the Tweet range has now been augmented with the addition of a fully upholstered version. Base options are sled and four leg chairs and stools and a four star base. Bases can be chromed, black chromed or powder coated. Padded armrests are also available.

Pedrali LogAn addition to the Log soft seating range is the Log Lounge and Log Pouf. The Log Lounge has been remodelled to provide greater comfort and more generous proportions.


Pedrali PluralFor public spaces is the Plural system. Whilst the aesthetic is lightweight and minimalist, the die-cast aluminium frame and glass reinforced polypropylene shell is strong. With Plural, multiple configurations are possible with three, four, six or nine seat modules with or without armrests. The shells come in white beige or black and can be optionally upholstered. The frame can be powder coated or chrome finished.

naughtone 2015 New Product Overview

This week a catch up with some recently released product from naughtone: Polly, Always Lounge, Rhyme, Megaped and Dalby.

Naughtone PollyFirst up is the Polly chair. As the name suggests, it features a polypropylene seat shell and furthermore, this is made using 100& recyclable material. As standard, the shell comes in a range of 6 RAL colours; Black, Stone Grey, Salmon Pink, Yellow, Pastel Blue and White. The base comes as a sled or 4 leg in white or chrome as standard and optionally in a RAL colour to match the shell, adding a touch of fun.

Naughtone Always


The elegant Always Lounge is an easy form for an easy chair. A careful combination of shapes has created a good looking and comfortable chair. There are 4 base options; 4-leg, 4-star, sled and wooden. The first three options are available in polyester powder coated steel or bright chrome.

Naughtone Rhyme


Rhyme is a striking modular landscape product. The range features 5 trapezoidal pieces each with the same footprint to allow easy and creative planning. The modules include a bench and four high back spines, giving it an imposing shape, somewhat reminiscent of a shark!


Megaped & DalbyMegaped is an addition to the Ped range. Megaped features a larger base with a wider column allowing for up to 2000mm diameter table tops and also centrally located pop-up power options.

Finally, complimenting the current Fold table range is the new Dalby table which follows the same aesthetic with a timber base.

In common with all of naughtone’s table ranges, Dalby and Megaped are offered in white MFMDF with matching edge band , white MFMDF, Oak and Walnut veneers or Forbo lino all with a reverse chamfered polished MDF edge.