Poggenpohl Revisits 1970s Works By Industrial Designer Luigi Colani
Experimentation has long been central to Poggenpohl, the family business founded in 1892 in Herford, Germany, by Friedemir Poggenpohl. In 1970, industrial designer Luigi Colani created Experiment 70, a spherical blue kitchen intended as a futuristic impression of the year 2000. (If only Y2K had actually brought us such gems.) Echoing the same vibrant blue of that bubble kitchen, this year’s collection includes surfacing in a hue reminiscent of the Mediterranean Sea. That’s made by glazing lava stone with colored glass for a surface reminiscent in shine and craquelure, if not color, of the flowing magma from which the lava rock was formed 11,000 years ago. Pair it with Frame 75 cabinet fronts in black-stained spruce inspired by shou sugi ban and Array 170, a slim anodized-aluminum shelving system that can be suspended from the ceiling.
These Modernist-Inspired Rugs Make a Statement
Fabrice Juan looks to the work of Modernist French countrymen for the design of these rugs in his self-titled series for Studio by Tai Ping.
These Terra-Cotta Tile Designs Elevate Any Staycation
Madcap Cottage presents their new series of glazed terra-cotta tiles inspired by tropical gardens and Caribbean patterns to bring vacation back home.
Wood Melbourne Brings Postmodern Pop to the Bathroom
Add a postmodern pop of color to the bathroom with Chromablock, Wood Melbourne’s evocatively hued resin faucet handles in two distinct shapes.