Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Insite 27 Summer 2010 Contents GLASS ACT
Feted Finnish glass artist-cum-
designer Oiva Toikka celebrates 50
years in the Iittala designe r stable
The milesto ne has been marked by his
new Art Works collection, comprising
an assemblage of objects, vessels and
vases. Oiva’s use of colours and glass
techniques – most recognisable in his
iconic Birds collection – references
pop themes an d embodies his in nate
sen se of humo ur. Visit iittala.com.
NICE CUT (-OUT)
It’s beautiful and eco-friendly
Debuting at 100% Design, the
Rosetta ru g is a collabo ratio n
bet wee n design er Michelle Mason
and Livia Firth (yes, Colin’s wife) of
sustain able store Eco . The felt-like
material, made entirely of recycled
plastic bottles, is hard-weari ng, yet
surprisingly soft. Retails at £187
(A$300). Visit michelle mason.co .uk.
SOMETHING SPECIAL | A contemporary table, traditionally craf ted
This elegant Parquet table was a real head-turner at the 100% Futures exhibition
and formed part of the innovative range presented by creative collective
Something From Us. Set up by Ma rk Irlam a nd Tom Tobia , the multi-disciplinar y
design team offe rs ever ything from bra nd ide ntity to inter ior e nv ironment s. This
compact dining table is based on traditional handcrafted marquetry and comes in
thre e colours , ret ailing at £995 (A$1600). Visit somethingfromus.com.
Swede Offecct had a big year:
turning 20 and scooping a couple of
prestigious Red Dot Design Awards.
The global ju r y critique on inn ovatio n,
function, form and sustainability went
dotty fo r the Fly lou n ge chair, by Patrick
Norguet. A$1674, Design Farm
(08) 9322 2200, designfarm.
com.au . Visit offecct.se.
Thomas Heatherwick puts
judges in a spin in London
Thomas Heather wick is this year’s
recipient of the Lon don Design
Medal. He works across architecture,
pro duct design , sculpture a nd u rban
planning and is seen here on his Spun
seat (fo r Magis) du ring the Design
Festival. Visit heatherwick.com.
A$599, Magis is available locally via
Table & Chair Comp any (08) 9388
1855, tableandchaircompany.com.au .au .
Lehto, one of the
objects featured in
Oiva Toikka’s work.
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