2016

COSMIC WAVE DECOR

COSMIC WAVE

The biannual Maison & Objet (M&O) French trade fair is considered to be one of the most important European events for Interior Designers.  The 5 day feast of innovation and talent ran 22nd – 26th January and we were salivating all the way!

One of our top looks is what we are calling “Cosmic Wave”.  This intergalactic journey sees explosions of colour, marbled textures and realistic outer space imagery brought to earth.

The trend also taps into M&Os  “Wild” theme,  reconnecting with elements and giving a sense of supernatural force.

Check it out:

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1. Cosmic Dinnerware by Italian brands Diesel Living and Seletti. The 11-piece set features images of moons, planets, a sun, the Milky way and beyond. The set also won Wallpapers 2015 Design Award.

 

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2. Tables by Troels Flensted.  These poured Acrylic Polymer tables are out of this world!

 

3. London brand Front Rugs collaborated with artist Jan Kath to create a glorious flooring art.  The rugs are replicas of high-res photographs of gas clouds and asteroid nebulae taken by the Hubble Telescope. Some using up to 60 colours and all hand-knotted.

A DESIGNERS WISH LIST

A BIG THANK TO EVERYONE THAT HAS BEEN SENDING ME CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDES. HERE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE ITEMS.

 

A GOLDEN LOVE BIRD
I have always loved the Eames House Birds however that love was taken to another level with this limited edition or only 1000 world wide.

Hand-made, in large part, the gold leaf is carefully applied to the wooden bird with tweezers by a goldsmith. The surface is protected with a thin lacquer finish.

 

OUR KIND OF HOLIDAY PUZZLE
Kaleido from Hay is a series of trays with nine colours and five geometric shapes, the user can build their own designs and colour configurations, and select its function. Possibly serving holiday drinks or a collection of beautiful things. Find
these beauties at Cult

 

HOLIDAY SEASON DREAMING
Vida stonewashed linen is a dream to sleep in and just gets better with age. Perhaps your dream is cool, crisp hotel luxury. We can help with that too just in time for a new year refresh.


AN APPLE FOR DESIGNER
Just when I thought that I had all the Mac products I needed along comes the
Apple Pencil combined with Ipad Pro. The possibilities are extremely enticing. 

 

ON TREND ROSE QUARTZ
How can any designer go past Pantone’s colour of the year 2016 Rose Quartz. Cathy Pope’s latest collection The Pink City doubles up on trend with Rose Quartz and Rose Gold. Love this Bangle and I might have already treated myself to the earrings but who's counting.

 

DENIZEN IS ON THE MONEY
For one stop shopping inspiration the Denizen Gift Guide is hard to surpass.

 

RUBY G.I.F.T.
Lastly a big thank you
Ruby for making holiday shopping so streamline with 1 hour or 3 hour super speedy delivery with in Auckland.

#INSTA FABRICS

MY MORNING RITUAL STARTS WITH A GREEN SMOOTHY, A COFFEE AND MOST IMPORTANTLY CHECKING IN ON MY INSTAGRAM FEED.

Catching up with my lovely suppliers and sneaking a peek at what inspires them is always fun. Today I am sharing with you #Insta_Fabric.

 

Click the links and don’t forget to follow #sonya_cotter_design  Enjoy..

CERAMICS TO EXCITE

Often ceramics are just taken for granted and used for social gatherings or dining situations, but we’re excited to see the latest trends are taking ceramics into areas they previously haven’t been before. Of course with the multitude of styles and options out there how is one to choose a decorative ceramic piece for their space?

We hope to inspire you with the exciting pieces we’ve found here.

 

This Belgian ceramic studio is pushing the boundaries of ceramic art with the use of 3D ceramic printers. These designs look delicate but are actually stronger because of the 3D process. The detailed layering in these carafes create a visual feast of line and pattern when looking from above.

 

Another Belgian artist Ilona Van den Bergh has created these beautiful shapes from a range called ‘Moon’ which are created using a slip-cast and making each one a one-off piece. These would be definitely functional, but are also so lovely you could have them as display pieces on a table or sideboard. They have an even more powerful presence when stacked and grouped.

 

Japanese artist designer Yusuke Seki created a ceramic platform for Maruhiro’s flagship store in Tokyo suburb of Hasami. The area has a history of ceramics that goes back to the 17th Century.
Each of “building blocks” called “Shinikiji” in Japanese, were found to be flawed after the initial bisque-firing. As part of his re-valuative design process. Seki revived and transformed the once fragile item into new architectural material steeped in history.

 

Ceramic used in a completely different way, these pieces continue the ceramic trend of functionality but are enhanced by light to become even more beautiful.
This simple hanging lamp would suit a Scandinavian style home, or a contemporary understated space. The ‘creased’ ceramic shape goes against what the mind expects of a solid material. The soft light and creamy ceramic would soften an area or room to create a sense of calm.

Simon Naouri  - Applique Crease

 

Something a little bit different to finish with, these ceramic “melting vases” are on trend. Incorporating metallics within the centre of the vessel it seems to pour out onto the surface it sits on. For those of you who like a little bit of bling, these are a tasteful way to include metallics in your colour scheme.The smooth white ceramic exterior means you could tie it in with most schemes and it will definitely be a point of focus in the room albeit not immediately.