Nanna Bench by Francois Mangeol

Hallingdal was designed by Nanna Ditzel in 1965. Since when it has become as famous for its durability as for its rich colour palette. Today more than forty-five years later it remains one of Kvadrat’s best-selling products and has earned its place as a design classic. A familiar fixture in public spaces, hospitals, schools and homes, Hallingdal 65 is a textile that holds many associations for many people. Much of Hallingdal’s endurance of course has to do with its physical properties. However, it is the flexibility of this textile that gives it its real staying power because it is the designers and architects who choose it for their works who enable its capacity for continuous reinvention. In a celebration of Hallingdal 65’s longevity, at a time when that quality seems rarer than ever, Kvadrat has invited a new generation of designers to create entirely new works using the textile and explore new applications for the fabric. French designer François Mangeol designed a new upholstered bench by way of a tribute to Nanna Ditzel, the designer of Hallingdal textile.

The  Nanna bench exploits the material’s properties and extensive colour range, and could be constructed in any combination of colours, as well as at varying lengths and sizes. A thick, comfortable padded seat is made simply using a dovetailing process in which all the pieces of fabric are folded and stacked one to one. (via)

Point by Paul Smith & Kvadrat & Fritz Hansen for Maharam

Maharam, a New York-based textile design company, teamed up with Fritz Hansen and Kvadrat and launched Point by  Paul Smith. The textile showcases Smith’s signature ‘classics with a twist’ pattern.

Point uses natural tones and accent colors. Seven geometric patterns are available that range from traditional to modern, so there is a place for this collection no matter what your preferred style is. This textile is going to be upholstered on a selection of Fritz Hansen’s classic design icons.

Says Smith, “The idea behind this fabric came from traditional Scottish Fair Isle knitting; I love the vibrant mix of colors and patterns that Fair Isle techniques create and have used many variations of it over the years.”


Stripe Bedding by West Elm

We love this stripe duvet cover and shams with the personalization on it from West Elm. With its casual sophistication and minimalist contemporary design, this cover would complement any bedroom no matter which color scheme you choose to put it with. When choosing West Elm you always know you get more for less – $120 for a monogrammeds bed set – We say, it is a must!

Vallila Autumn collection 2012

Vallila Autumn collection 2012 “Taju kankaalla” is full of flashy colours, graphic patterns, strong contrasts, vintage spirit and a touch of magic. Their newest fabrics incorporate views from Helsinki celebrating the city’s designation as this year’s World Design Capital.
The name of Vallila‘s collection “Taju kankaalla” implies the transfer of consciousness onto fabrics. The themes are Vintage, Fantasy, Folklore and Metropolis. Four different themes are designed by a whole bunch on designers including Tanja Orsjoki, Matleena Issakainen, Elizabeth Salonen, Saara Eklund, Riina Kuikka, Erik Bruun, Markku Piri, Zoltan Popovits and Howard Smith.(via)

Xavier & Me Cushions

Xavier & Me is a design studio offering designer homewares including rugs, cushions and tabletop. Located in Sydney, Australia, Xavier&Me combine global materials with urban influences to create products that suit our lifestyles today. “We are dedicated to bringing you colour, pattern and style to your home. We want to bring you things that are a pleasure to live with now and in the future”. These colour makes me smile!

Contemporary Wallpaper & Rugs from Element


We have received an email last week from London-based interior product designer, Belma Kapetanovic, introducing her recently launched brand ‘Element’ offering made-to-order hand-tufted wool rugs and digitally printed wallpaper, based on the idea of escaping to an otherworldly natural environment within an interior setting.

We fell in love with the bold patterns and had to share it with you. So what do you think? we think awesome!



New Collection of Pappelina Plastic Rugs

Pappelina designs and manufactures unique, modern rugs in plastic and linen.
The collection has increased with oilcloths and cotton throws.

Pappelina stands for simplicity and functional design of high quality.

“I have chosen to work in plastic, a material with unique qualities. It has an uncommon lustre and shine, and when combined with our special weaving technique, results in rugs that are both
soft and comfortable to walk on. I received my first design prize at Formex autumn fair – 01 in Stockholm, for my plastic carpet BOB from the Plastix collection. Year 2002 at the same fair, I was nominated for my new jacquard woven rug Vera.”

Lina Rickardsson Pappelina

Each rug is woven with a lot of craftsmanship, built on old traditions in a weaving mill in Sweden. The plastic material is produced in Sweden, with every possible responsibility for the environment. Pappelina stands for simple and functional design with high quality.