INTO THE Blue
Flashes of cobalt blue enlivened all manner of products, from highconcept t ables to classic dining chairs a nd eye-catching ca r pet s. Dutch desig ner Nicolet te Br unklaus’s Acoust ic t apest r ie s were inspired by a stint living in Morocco, working with a carpet-knotting studio in Sefrou to give traditional skills a contemporary spin.
The rich hue was also used to give archive products new life. Italian company Eligo showed an updated version of a Chiavarina chair (first created in 1807), and Vitra released Jean Prouvé’s 1934 Standard chair in cobalt. The latter was the most beautiful chair I saw at the furniture fair, proving good design doesn’t date.
1 Solferino Paracord chair by Eligo. 2 An Acoustic tapestry by Nicolette Brunklaus. 3 Davide G Aquini’s Tuttosesto tables. 4 Jean Prouvé’s 1934 Standard chair, revamped by Vitra