Design / Global
Princely ceramics from Sweden, bespoke chairs from London and Hong Kong's offbeat new retailer.
Frame of mind
London — ELEANOR PRITCHARD & HITCH MYLIUS
Textile designer Eleanor Pritchard has recently paired with manufacturer Hitch Mylius on a collection of chairs. The Cebl series is an edit of the HM58 range and features Pritchard’s Aerial fabric allied with the cadmium yellow-framed armchair and stool. The collection will be extended later this year to include three bespoke frame colours and a choice of fabrics. “In most furniture where our fabric has been used the frames are wooden and this is an interesting alternative,” says Pritchard.
Germany — CARSTEN LORENZEN
This large-format book is a portrait of Danish architect Carsten Lorenzen and his residential developments across Germany, from Regensburg to Berlin. Each chapter features colour photographs, detail shots, sketches and floorplans of his Scandinavian-inspired designs accompanied by bilingual English-German descriptions.
From an old freight yard in Hamburg Winterhude that has been transformed into a residential and commercial quarter to the Rheinkai apartment block in the old harbour of Mainz, the book encompasses 25 of Lorenzen’s projects and concepts.
True to type
Hong Kong — ARCHETYPAL
Concept store Archetypal opened on Hong Kong’s Moon Street earlier this year, selling clean and functional designs from 10 core brands including SCP, Anglepoise, Resident and Another Country.
It is the design retailer that the too often bling-bling, big-name market has been crying out for. “We want to introduce younger and quirkier designers to Hong Kong,” says Desmond Wong, owner and sales manager. “We focus on innovation in material, form and processes.” The store’s stock also includes pieces by Hong Kong-based talent such as the EOQ collection by industrial designer Michael Young.