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Design Digest 01

Highlighting The Best In Modern Designer Furniture, Lighting & Home Accessories

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 each week.

The Reverse Table Lamp

The stark contrast of the raw travertine base and the bronzed aluminium dome shade defines the perfectly balanced expression of the Reverse Lamp.

The base has been left raw to allow the light to highlight the beauty in its natural imperfections whilst being diffused evenly across it. Paired with the curved shade the lamp confidently reveals shadows and intriguing colour play that stem from where the lamp meets the surface.

The Reverse Lamp is Fitted with a dim-to-warm LED light source and a dimmer switch located on the top of the shade, allowing for adjustment in the intensity of the warm light. An elegant answer that meets your lighting needs. 

Reverse Table Lamp is available now for £539 - Shop now

Melt Pendant Series

Created in collaboration with Swedish design collective FRONT, Melt from Tom Dixon is a collection of half metalised lamps that take on a molten form. Evocative of molten glass, glaciers and images of deep space, the lampshades are created through a process of blow moulding and vacuum metallisation.

The pendant light, floor lamp and ceiling / wall light have a mirror-finish when turned off and when on they have a translucent appearance and give off a mesmerising, almost hallucinogenic glow.

The Melt Series is available in a range of colour finishes now starting at £444 for the mini pendant version - Shop now

Calmo Sofa

The Fredericia Calmo collection, designed by Portuguese designer Hugo Passos, consists of sofas and lounge chairs with a simple and serene look. Straight lines converge with discrete curved details in an understated expression of elegance, designed to exude a sense of tranquillity. Echoing the sofa expertise and design of Fredericia the Calmo typology brings a new expression but embraces the maxim that form follows function.

Impeccably crafted this is a sofa designed for modern life - from working on a laptop to reclining and relaxing the Calmo range is the result of extensive research into how people use sofas today. With flippable cushions to prolong its life, this three-seater sofa comes in a variety of fabric options with either metal or wooden legs.

Calmo is available now in an armchair, 2 seater sofa and 3 seater sofa version - Shop now

Lucca Portable Lamp

The &Tradition SC51 Lucca Portable Table Lamp designed by SPACE Copenhagen is a versatile modern take on the traditional lantern. Taking on the beautiful golden glow found in the nocturnal light of the Mediterranean, this lamp is rightly named after the historic northern Tuscan city of Lucca, a word that is similar to the Italian term for "light".

The soft, rounded glass housed in its elegant metal structure creates an inviting warm glow, with a stylish carrying handle, the lamp can be moved freely from indoor to outdoor. Ideal to be placed on a side table hung on the wall or used illuminate an outdoor seating area. 

Lucca is available now for £120 - Shop now

Androgyne Table

The Menu Androgyne side table designed by Danielle Siggerud in Black is Named ‘Androgyne’ due to its embodiment of both masculine and feminine strengths. The table creates an atmosphere of harmony and peaceful simplicity.

The striking, clean-cut steel base forms a stunning silhouette, with an option of having a marble top which creates a new texture. The table’s refined marble top and contrasting wide, flat legs make it an easy fit for a range of décors.

Androgyne Side Table available now for £290 - Shop now

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