Spring forward warm
Bold forms, hearty hues and warm metals are winning looks from winter Las Vegas Market exhibitors.
Maddox resin vases from Surya, available in colors such as Mocha, Cobalt, Ivory, Light Gray and Cherry (shown), strike a Mid-Century Modern chord. www.surya.com
This new 100 percent hand-hooked wool area rug from Momeni’s Tangier Collection whispers color a versatile palette of reds, pinks, greens, yellows and blues suits myriad transitional interior styles. www.momeni.com
Accent Decor’s etched copper bowls are a brilliant showcase for lush florals and greenery. Three sizes are available. www.accentdecor.com
The beauty of patinated copper is showcased on the shapely Raku table. Flexsteel offers two additional finishes: Jade and Blue. www.flexsteel.com
Santa Ynez console from Artifacts International presents a curvilinear form that stands out no matter where it’s placed in the home. The piece is crafted from wire-brushed white oak and available in custom finishes; the Ebonized and Mesquite options are shown here. www.artifactsinternational.com
ather and bamboo; and a burnished
medium-brown finish called Caribbean Sunset are hallmarks of Lexington Home Brands Bali Hai Colle a Tommy Bahama Home group. Latitude dining table and Marabella chairs are shown. www.lexington.com
Sea-inspired graphics in intense blue hues are rendered in cold enamel to create Stockholm Aquatic aluminum vases and bowls. By Swedish design firm Bernadotte & Kylberg for Stelton. www.stelton.com
Turn the tray top of this new table by Theresa Arns for Menu to reveal a storage space. Turning table is available in white or dark oak with a copper or brass base. www.menu.as
Sebastian Herkner’s Domo vase is offered in a serene palette of pastels and comes in two heights. It’s shown here in the it color of Ambiente 2015, mint. From Rosenthal. www.rosenthal.de/en
Brass candle bases orbit around Luna’s natural oak tray to create myriad centerpiece display configurations. By Anders N0rgaard for Applicata. www.applicata.dk
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Ambiente product debuts capture the New Scandinavian Modern mood in both color and form.
Tumling LED lamps by Henrik Ilfeldt are crafted from oak and painted in current color combinations. Pastel pairings are of-the-moment, while coral and green foretell the 2016/2017 season. Also shown: Concerte candleholders and Pyramid boxes. From Korridor.
Love Song ceramic vases are pitch-perfect in new colors that recall the Nordic landscape: Sand, Indigo, Anthracite and Rose (shown). Classic love song lyrics encircle the vase’s rough-finished exterior; the watertight interior is glazed. By Jelena Schou Nordentoft and Ditte Reckweg for Kahler. www.kahlerdesign.com
Teck plate’s irregular form and raised texture mimic the growth rings of a tree. Both a dinner and salad plate are available in White, Honey, Bronze, Steel Gray and Light Blue (shown). From Pillivuyt. www.pillivuytus.com
Abigails’ Roma Collection is a harmonious blend of classical motifs, proven forms and modern finishes. Here, a lustrous gold swell encircles the 16-inch-high Wave vase. www.abigails.net
The Machine Collection by Diesel Living With Seletti presents porcelain tableware, dinnerware, flatware and glassware that are modeled after automotive parts. www.seletti.it
A fantastical butterfly floats against modern terrain in this new indigo-and-white shadowbox from the Oliver Gal Artist Co. www.olivergal.com
HomArt’s Tucker Ceramics Collection the tulipiere is shown is distinguished by a combination of unfinished earthenware and a matte black glaze. www.homart.com
Artists blend form and finish to beguiling effect, a design truth reinforced by product debuts at the most recent NY NOW.
Painted glass mimics the distinct patterning of alabaster in a new bowl group from Europe 2 You. A dipping bowl, pasta bowl and serving bowl (shown) are available. www.europe2you.com
Urban Garden resin planters from Tina Frey are available in ethereal finish combinations of gray and white, and blue and white.
Several sizes are available; the smallest planter is 2.25 inches high, while the largest measures 14 inches high. www.tinafreydesigns.com
Designed by Paul Gruer for Flambeau, Trellis pendant showcases a striped sphere nestled in small branches above a metal drum shade.
The finish is Antiqued Silver Leaf combined with mottled putty. www.flambeaulighting.com
Winsome home accessories inspired by the elements cast an enchanting spell.
Handmade Murano crystal prisms dangle from the iron branches of Corbett Lighting’s Enchanted LED sconce. www.corbettlighting.com
Mint is an uplifting “palette cleanser. We say: a welcome addition to the guest bedroom.
Lyrical hand-knotted wool area rug shown in Silver Green. By COCOCOZY for Capel Rugs. www.capelrugs.com
Marsalis duvet and shams from Matouk. www.matouk.com
Bring excitement back to the bedroom with furnishings that create ambiance.
Triangles bargello needlepoint pillow by Kate Spain for Peking Handicraft. www.pkhc.com
Dreams of a tropical getaway are within reach.
Easter ceramic and metal lamp with asymmetrical hardback shade. From Stein World. www.steinworld.com
Bada Bing Bada Boom! chest in alder solids and mahogany veneers. From Caracole. www.caracole.com
Modern-day luxury: a bejeweled boudoir inspired by a silver screen beauty.
Dresden, a transitional fixture available in three sizes, presents a cluster of crocus-shaped candlesticks surrounded by Aged Old Bronze metal bands. Hudson Valley Lighting offers a Polished Nickel finish option, too. www.hudsonvalleylighting.com
The metal cage base of Thumprints’ Dewdrop table lamp wears a brushed brass finish. The 32-inch-high lamp is made in the United States. www.thumprints.com
on the move
Woodspot LED wood table lamp is available in white, pink and green. It stands about 19 inches high.
By Alessandro Zambelli for Seletti. www.seletti.it
The adjustable Brio bamboo spotlight rests in a cork base. Choose White, Black, Pearl or Sun lacquer. From Ekobo Home. www.ekobohome.com
If you have a daughter, a granddaughter, a niece, a friend who has a daughter, or if you have been in the same room as a girl between the ages of two and eight at any time in the last two years, then you know the profound influence of Disneys Frozen on the hearts and minds of todays young girls. Merely mumble the words let it go and it triggers the wee ones to break into joyous song.
I want to believe the new Nordic influences making their way to U.S. shores have more to do with the core tenet of Scandinavian Modern good design should be experienced by and accessible to all rather than the trials of the fictitious sisters of Arendelle. Still, if its an icy animated blockbuster that has pointed the design lens north, Im happy for it.
This years Ambiente, held annually each February in Frankfurt, Germany, served up countless examples of the incoming and refreshing New Scandinavian Modern. Muted pastels, looking best in matte and natural finishes, are key to this look. Grays are part of this color story, too; values such as Carbon and Slate add weight to the light, airy and delicate pinks, greens and blues.
Forms and lines characteristic of New Scandinavian Modern are
more relaxed, variable and organic. Evidence of the hand is key think pen-and-ink-like lines rather than computer-rendered precision.
Incoming pattern, meanwhile, is both charming and imaginative. Already you know the work of Lotta Jansdotter read our interview with the master surface designer in our Spring 2014 issue* but theres plenty more to come. Look for loosely rendered shapes and line-drawn landscapes; charming folkloric florals and Dalecarlian horses; and cross-culture mash-ups in which patterns that originate on separate continents converge think Nordic knit meets Navajo diamond.
Looking further ahead, greens are forecast to feature prominently in 2016; Pantones Dichotomy palette, one of nine in PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2016, hints at whats ahead. Here, greens and blues could have been sampled directly from a Norwegian fjord, a landscape that captivates, not because of a magical queen, but rather the majesty of Mother Nature. Forget Let It Go. I say: Lets go!
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