Measuring up - Issue 151 - Magazine | Monocle

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W163 Lampyre
Wästberg, Sweden
In collaboration with French designer Inga Sempé, Swedish brand Wästberg has crafted a lamp made almost entirely of mouth-blown, white opal glass. Taking its name from the French word for “glow worm”, the w163 Lampyre has a soothing gleam, whether it’s dimmed or turned all the way up.


Wall hanging
Twenty Twenty One, UK
The Anni Albers wall hanging, designed in 1925, is a prime example of the renowned designer’s unerring eye for textile colours and textures. Its historic pattern has been reissued using surplus yarn from Yorkshire, which has been carefully matched to the original.


Butterfly chair
L Ercolani, UK
Producing furniture that prioritises function but is still beautifully designed, Italian-born Lucian Ercolani revolutionised mid-century British design as founder of Ercol. Launched in 1956, the Butterfly chair is a refined piece that defined the company’s output. Today it is made from ash timber with a steam-bent ply seat and comes in a range of new finishes.


MC 22 Filo chair
Mattiazzi, Italy
The handsome Filo chair, designed by brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, stands out for its graphic sensibility and minimal environmental footprint. The solid-wood frame is made from European beech and the seat is fashioned from strong fabric cord.


Bruno armchair
This snug armchair has been conceived by London’s Studioilse to allow for a more personalised and relaxed way of sitting. The frame and armrests, one higher than the other, are wrapped in plump upholstery, offering the cosiness of a sofa on a handily compact footprint.


Corinth side table 
Loehr, Germany
Berlin-based design company Loehr takes inspiration from architecture and its products have a sophisticated form that brings their function to the fore. The Corinth side table, made from solid beech slats, is modest in size and impact, which makes it a welcome addition to any kind of interior.


Isokon Plus, UK 
The Iso-Lounge chair is the first collaboration between Isokon Plus, which is renowned for its pioneering work with plywood, and designer Jasper Morrison. It is sleek and lightweight but reassuringly sturdy too; Morrison played with plywood layering to make it flexible and responsive in all the right places.

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