The Muji Hotel Ginza Brings Anti-Cheap Design to Tokyo

By | April 15, 2019

The sedate modern simplicity of Japanese homewares and furnishing giant Muji has arrived home to the city of Tokyo in the form of Muji Hotel Ginza. Joining two other existing hotels in China’s Shenzen and Beijing, this latest outpost representing the tastefully minimal yet organic blurs the lines between retail and hospitality. Aiming to forgo “exorbitantly priced and… Read More »

Melanie Abrantes Designs Vases Made from Scrap Materials

By | April 15, 2019

Sustainable designer and maker Melanie Abrantes sought ways to make use of leftover material from hand-turning her own products over the past five years. Instead of throwing them out as many manufacturers do, Abrantes picked pieces of cork and wood and paired them with thrifted glass vessels. The cork and wood pieces are laminated together before being fit… Read More »

Bert Frank Releases New Lighting at Euroluce

By | April 15, 2019

Luxury lighting brand Bert Frank presented new lines Flagon, Spate, Rote, Rift, Trave, and Tanto at this year’s Salone del Mobile, Euroluce. Designed and manufactured entirely in the UK, these lighting solutions draw inspiration from Art Deco and industrial aesthetics to create a minimal yet glamorous collection. The popular Flagon chandelier has been reinvented, the Flagon Three Light Cluster… Read More »

Moooi’s A Life Extraordinary Showcased New Designs at Salone

By | April 15, 2019

Salone del Mobile 2019 may have come to a close, but Moooi’s presentation lives on through new product launches with Marcel Wanders, Kranen/Gille, Rick Tegelaar, and Claire Vos. A Life Extraordinary, hosted at a new location in Brera, showcased a series of furnishings that fall right in line with the Dutch brand’s ever-expanding whimsical collection. The BFF Sofa,… Read More »