I metZoe de las Cases at Maison et Objet in January and I really had a crush on her, on her booth, on her creations. She was really standing out, with her fresh and very focused collection of little decor objects. So nostalgic and so modern at the same time. Her video is a good reflexion of who she is and what she does. I constantly hear that little piano tune in my ear…
With the Sky Planter, Boskke really transforms the way people enjoy plants in their living environments. This company from New Zealand was no longer satisfied with having plants relegated to the remote corners of a room, so they elevated them into stunning interior features. Living spaces should be as beautiful and tranquil as a forest glade, no? Boskke’s designer Patrick Morris found a way of bringing more greenery into homes without cluttering the floor-space. Look up. Children will love this other way of contemplating life!
Milan Furniture Fair was packed with colors, great material innovations and playful shapes. Children were quite largerly featured in catalogs and other selling tools, but I have to say that there were rather few products directly related to children. Nothing like the last decade that so many proposals for the children’s rooms and play areas. Let’s hope that a new generation of designers is working on projects for the coming years. If you hear of anything interesting, let me know!
Sampson is a Dog Light by James Plumb , made by hand from reclaimed wood and old pub sign lights for a head. Presented in Milan, Sampson is a limited edition of 25 pieces. Be aware and let the children know: it looks like a toy but it is not a toy!