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Design Digest 05

Contemporary Designer Furniture, Lighting & Accessories Favourites

With so many exciting things going on in the world of home interiors and with such a huge selection of amazing product going live on our website each week, we're never short of items to add to our wishlist or Pinterest boards.

With things moving so quickly though we've decided to create a new blog series that focuses on the 5 furniture, lighting and home accessories that have caught out eye this week.

Anglepoise Type 90 Mini Mini Lamp

The Anglepoise Mini Mini is the British brands most versatile lamp yet. Based on the design of the ever-popular 1970's Model 90 desk lamp, the Mini Mini has all the personality of the original wrapped up in a petite form. As with all lamps from the quintessentially British brand, the shade of the Anglepoise Mini Mini can be tilted to suit your needs and will slot seamlessly into small spaces in your bedroom or home office.

With a USB power socket, the lamp can be slotted into your laptop or powered by UK mains (adapter included) making it perfect for office use as well as for small spaces and those who like to work on the go. Is your local coffee shop or library dimly lit? Not to worry - the Mini Mini has you covered.

Did you know, all Anglepoise lamps now come with a lifetime warranty? That means free spares and repairs for life!

Anglepoise 90 Mini Mini is available now for £99 - Shop now


Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stool

The Butterfly Stool was designed by Sori Yanagi in 1954 following a visit with Charles & Ray Eames. It was during this visit that the Eames' introduced Yanagi to the then-new and innovative process of bending plywood, a process that he expertly used to create the perfect silhouette and gentle curves of this beautiful stool.

Sori Yanagi’s organic forms combine western industrial designs with Japan’s native artisanal traditions. This successful synthesis made Sori Yanagi one of the most significant Japanese designers of the post-war era. In addition to furniture, he also designed lighting, glass objects, cutlery, metro stations, cars and much more.

The Butterfly Stool is available now for £535 - Shop now


Muuto Airy Collection

Designed by Cecilie Manz, the Muuto Airy Coffee Table has a modern and light expression, appearing to hover in the air. Simple and Scandinavian in style, the Airy table is available in multiple coffee table sizes and also in a half-moon shape that is perfect for use as a side table.

"The idea behind AIRY was to create a side table that did not scream but still was not afraid to speak. The result is a table series that masters the fine balance between being light and airy, and at the same time having plenty of personality and individuality. Due to this combination AIRY gets a multi-functionality that makes the side tables suitable for every kind of interior." - Cecilie Manz

The Muuto Airy Table featured (medium) is available now at £325 - Shop now


Hay Mags Sofa

The Mags Sofa family is an elegant series that combines maximum comfort, minimum details and optimal flexibility in a timeless design. The wide range of functional modular units mean the Mags sofa can be fully customised with chaise longue, corner modules or additional seats to suit any room or purpose, while the high-quality upholstery options enable the sofa to find its own personality.

Not only is the Mags collection infinitely configurable and available in a host of fabrics, it is also available in both a firm, structured form (Mags) and softer, more rounded, down filled version (Mags Soft) so there really is a Mags Sofa for any user.

The Hay Mags Sofa and Mags Soft Sofa are available online now - Shop now


Flos Aim Wall Light

Photos by Tsun Yuen

The Flos 265 Wall Light, designed by Paolo Rizzatto, provides direct light thanks to its outstretched adjustable arm supported via a slender painted steel wall fitting. The addition of a cast iron tapered counterweight perfectly balances the diffuser for ease of movement. Sleek and minimalist, it accommodates a range of positioning and movement responding to contemporary living needs - ideal over a table or as a reading lamp.

When we caught up with blogger Tsun Yuen recently he said of the lamp, "I recently came across this gorgeous piece during my dreamy stay at the Palazzo Daniele in Puglia. My partner and I had quite a few fond meals underneath its soft glow and I simply fell in love with its versatility and timeless design. It’s a big statement piece that makes use of my high ceilings at home and in a way, serves as a very practical souvenir."

The Flos 265 Wall Light is available now at £775 - Shop now


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