Spring sees a riot of colour enter Selfridges’ home department with Nigerian inspired textiles, speckled Italian Murano glass and throws made from recycled cotton featuring abstract takes on the human form. These colourful interiors trends are sure to elevate and brighten spaces at home.
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Yinka Ilori is a London based multidisciplinary artist of a British-Nigerian heritage who specialises in storytelling by fusing his British and Nigerian heritage to tell new stories in contemporary design. He began his practice in 2011 up-cycling vintage furniture, inspired by the traditional Nigerian parables and West African fabrics that surrounded him as a child. Ilori designed three of Selfridges’ Project Earth window displays in 2020. His homeware range includes cushions and tableware.
Maison Dada was born out of the wild dream to inject a dose of Dadaism into everyday life. Maison Dada develops furniture, lighting, rugs and accessories with a desire to create the unexpected from ordinary objects and the will to harmonize dreams and reality.
Dutch design company pols potten reaches thousands of years back in time for its inspiration for these vases. This set of four is inspired by ancient Rome, which, as well as inventing concrete and conquering much of the known world, also made very handsome pottery. pols potten takes those classic silhouettes and distils them into something distinctly modern. Made from powder-coated metal.
Milan-based label StoriesofItaly is known for creating beautiful mouth-blown Murano glass pieces, designed by its own in-house glassmaker who specialises in a traditional ‘macia’ technique. The range of speckled glasses and vases boasts striking colourways achieved through layering pigments into molten glass — each piece requiring four hours at a time to create.
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Slowdown Studio was founded by Australian designer Marc Hendrick in East LA in 2015. Discovering emerging and established artists from across the globe, collaboration is at the heart of Slowdown Studio. These throws, which are made with recycled cotton, are each designed by a different artist and inspired by the human form.
Northern Italian architect Michele De Lucchi, who is the nominated Professor at the Design Faculty of the Politecnico di Milano (The Polytechnic University of Milan), designs Alessi’s Plisse range to his usual exacting standards. Crafted from thermoplastic resin, this blender is defined by sculptural lines that show his experimental aesthetic and eye for detail.