1. ‘N02 RECYCLE’ CHAIR by Nendo, for Fritz Hansen

Not only is this elegant, stackable chair made from upcycled household plastic, it can also be recycled again if necessary. Designed by Japanese studio Nendo for Fritz Hansen, the backrest of the chair is based simply on a crease in a piece of paper, and provides extra support for the upper and lower back. As an homage to Fritz Hansen’s Danish roots, the chair comes in seven colours inspired by the earthy, warm tones of Scandinavi­an landscapes, including orange, dark blue and pale grey, and is available in four-legged, sledge and swivel base versions. From £277, fritzhanse­n.com


In Greek mythology, the name Cycnus was often given to characters who were, at some point in the story, transforme­d into swans. The word is now taking on new meaning as the name of a collection of lamps by Danish brand AYTM. Inspired by the bird’s regal bearing, the collection includes a floor, table and wall lamp, as well as a pendant, crafted from aluminium, porcelain and iron. The lampshade, which resembles the wings of a swan about to take flight, is designed to create a soft upward glow, and comes in black or taupe.

£219, aytmdesign.com

3. ‘NATIVE’ TABLE by Stefano Giovannoni, for Ghidini 1961

As part of Ghidini 1961’s 2021 offering, art director Stefano Giovannoni has designed the ‘Native’ table collection, nodding to the Italian brand’s origins as a metalwork specialist. He describes the collection as being ‘almost archetypal’ in its form, and ‘ageless’, thanks to its simplicity. There are two tables in the collection, round or rectangula­r with rounded corners, and each comes with either a wood or marble top, with edging available in a variety of metal finishes, including satin brass, black gold and brushed copper. €16,500, ghidini196­1.com

4. ‘HOUDINI’ CABINET by Roberto Lazzeroni, for Giorgetti

The shape of Roberto Lazzeroni’s latest piece for Giorgetti takes its cues from the work of architect Aldo Rossi, as well as replicatin­g the silos found in Lombardy’s rural areas, but it also pays homage to the magician that gives it its name. ‘I wanted it to be a mysterious piece of furniture, to have secrets and magic,’ says Lazzeroni. Doors open to reveal shelves, drawers, compartmen­ts, and even hidden sections, which together form what Lazzeroni describes as a ‘box of wonders’. The cabinet is available in canaletto walnut or maple. Price on request, giorgettim­eda.com

5. ‘TERESINA’ CHAIR by Andrea Parisio, for Meridiani

Designed by Meridiani’s art director Andrea Parisio, and intended to fit in both dining and living room settings, the ‘Teresina’ chair comes in two versions: soft and kuoio. Soft, as the name suggests, brings with it warmth and comfort through a supple padded leather back and seat over a sturdy oak frame, while the kuoio version makes use of a saddle leather body that is bonded to the chair’s arms and backrests, forming a suspended seat. Both versions can also support a pocket for the storage of magazines, books, tablets and the like.

From £2,093, meridiani.it

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