Top 5 interiors and design collaborations to follow in 2018
Who doesn’t love a bit of brand cross-pollination? Two aesthetics and two brands are surely better than one, and when it comes to design – whether fashion or furniture – a carefully curated style combo is more often than not, a winning one. Find our selection of top designers collaboration in interior design.
Tom Dixon // IKEA
Capitalising on the growth of compact living, last month Swedish flat-pack pioneer Ikea announced a collaboration with British designer Tom Dixon to create Delaktig – a fresh take on seating. This 28 modular collection translates to ‘involvement’ and expects just that from it’s owner. Launched in February 2018 the collection seeks to disrupt design conventions, inviting home-owners to construct and deconstruct, add to and accessorise to create a seating solution that sits comfortably around their lives. The modular nature of this collection allows for maximum usage, and offers the versatility needed in daily life.
Arlo & Jacob // Kitty McCall
Arlo & Jacob, creators of beautifully designed sofas, chairs and living room accessories – have collaborated with Folkestone based design label, Kitty McCall, to create a striking, limited-edition chair reminiscent of Kandinsky paintings. Arlo & Jacob picked their bold and iconic Emilia chair – to be reimagined in Kitty McCall’s Canary print. Eccentric and colourful, the Canary print is a geometric design exuding both individuality and character. Punchy and original, the collaboration celebrates and showcases two British talents who are committed to craft and innovation.
& Other Stories // House of Hackney
This quirky fashion collaboration between high-street fashion retailer & Other Stories, and luxury British interiors and lifestyle brand, House of Hackney has got the Wild Card team very excited. In short, this punchy partnership is a print-lovers dream with ready-to-wear clothing, accessories and shoes adorned in the zebra patterns, baroque florals and exotic palm leaves House of Hackney is famed for. The epitome of eclectic, it’s fair to say that the British interiors brand has the midas touch when it comes to colourful collaborations, and we think this will be a winning combination. Launching Spring 2018 .
H&M // Anna Glover
Another partnership that’s got our pulses racing is print maestro Anna Glover’s bold limited-edition collection for high-street retailer H&M. More famous for wallpaper than womenswear, Anna’s Pinterest-ready palms and botanicals are sure to catapult this capsule collection to insta-fame! From her London-based studio, the award-winning artist uses traditional hand painting techniques alongside the latest in digital print technology allowing enormous flexibility in terms of scale and colour and resulting in a transformative capsule collection that will delight fabric fans and fashionistas alike. Launching 12th April 2018.
Maruni // Naoto Fukasawa & Jasper Morrison
Who has ever said that “wood” and “comfortable” weren’t compatible? This April, Maruni and the designer duo, Naoto Fukasawa & Jasper Morrison, have teamed up to launch two “comfortable” wooden chairs for the pleasure of furniture lovers. First up is Roundish, an armchair created by Naoto Fukasawa. Named after its fluid shape, the chair has been made from single piece of laminated plywood where the seat has been twisted and bent three dimensionally to create a fully enveloping form. Meanwhile, Jasper Morrison has designed a complimenting armchair called Fugu. Made from solid oak, the chair’s gently curved seat and backrest have been created using Maruni’s precision cutting technology to offer a serene seating experience. Combining technology and innovation, the chair designs by Maruni and Naoto Fukasawa & Jasper Morrison have redefined the definition of comfortable. Launching April 2018 at Salone Del Mobile