Wednesday, 23 October 2013

New Stuff

Polka lights by Plant & Moss - table lamps and pendant

Lots of new products have appeared in the past two months: with LDF happening here in September, the Irish Furniture and Interiors Fair going on in Dublin recently and more, I guess now's a good time of year to get new work out there. So here's a little round up of some new stuff from Ireland, Scotland and here in England that has caught my eye. First up is Birmingham-based studio Plant & Moss with their range of Polka lights, launched at 100% Design back in September. Polka takes a simple shade in a range of bright colours (or a brushed brass finish) and applies it to two table lamps and a pendant. The tall table lamp is particularly cool, pairing the sleek shade with a wooden base and wing nut to adjust the direction of the light, combining a bright, bold focal point with a rough and ready design solution.

Joyn candle holder by Grainne Lyons

Earlier this month saw the Irish Furniture and Interiors Fair return to the RDS in Dublin. While there Grainne Lyons launched a new modular candle holder called Joyn. Joyn is made from lacquered birch ply and due to its clever shape it can be grouped and arranged in a number of ways. Pictured above and below is the version which holds three tealights, but it also comes in a version holding four tealights and a pillar candle.

Joyn candle holders by Grainne Lyons

Laptop case from the Weather Collection by Laura Spring

Back in May I wrote about Glasgow-based designer Laura Spring's Weather collection of accessories. She's just added a couple of new products to the collection, including some pouches and laptop covers (pictured above) and some duffel bags and totes in a particularly fab shade of hot pink (pictured below). She's also launched a new website and shop, so get clicking :)

New additions to the Weather Collection by Laura Spring
Images 1 - 3 via Plant and Moss, images 4 & 5 courtesy of Grainne Lyons, images 6 & 7 courtesy of Laura Spring