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Unexpected forms, dreamy landscapes and powerful tones: Inspiring design products for the new year

Get excited and find your inspiration. Here are some of our favourite and fantastical design pieces from the colour wheel and beyond to welcome another year of great design.

Unexpected forms, dreamy landscapes and powerful tones: Inspiring design products for the new year

We made it. Happy new year from all of us at Indesign!

We’re looking forward to diving into a 2021 filled with colour, texture, shapes and a whole lot of personality. In spite of the grey cloud that seemed to loom over us for awhile, creatives, artists and designers from every corner of the globe were working hard to dream up better and brighter pieces to put some vibrancy back into our lives.

It seems that fantastical colours, avant-garde structures and customisable finishes were on the minds of the world’s designers as they created the collections that we are seeing come onto the market today – a perfect opportunity to get excited about refreshing and revamping your interiors this year.

If there’s anything to be learned from 2020, it’s that life is too short to stay inside the box. From your home and into the office; the comforts of our indoor spaces to the exciting outdoors; and everything in between, there are bold new options to jumpstart the new year in style.

Take a look at these innovative designers who are pushing the bounds of creativity, and offering exciting designs to inspire you through 2021.

Bamboo Collection from MISSANA

“We are inspired by the Mediterranean and the values of MISSANA: colour, optimism and well-being to create a dreamlike universe in which to show their pieces,” expresses Clap Studio creative director, Jordi Iranzo.

The Valencia-born furniture studio, MISSANA collaborated with Clap Studio for a unique creative direction that takes us on a journey through a world of endless possibilities. Inspired by the nature of bamboo forests, product designer, Pavel Vetrov wanted to create a collection that opens the doors to the outdoors. The Bamboo collection by Missana offers the sophisticated elegance and comfort once reserved for indoor furniture to the outdoors. Tubular frames underpin the Bamboo collection, with upholstery available in a variety of warm blues, pinks and oranges.

Photography credits to Cualiti, Art Direction to Clap Studio and 3D Visuals to Mike Fernández.

In collaboration with Clap Studio, the duo opens our eyes to a land bathed by the sun, connected to the sea and surrounded by nature. Set in a picturesque enclave in the Mediterranean, this is much more than a furniture collection. It represents a place; a feeling; a longing; and a magical memory of escaping to the Mediterranean.

Offering an indoor and outdoor version of the Bamboo sofa and armchair, Missana delivers versatility, exceptional quality and luxurious comfort in this collection.

Pacha Collection by Gubi from ownworld

Gubi’s Pacha collection realises Pierre Paulin’s vision of a seating system that created the feeling of sitting on clouds. Superior craftsmanship, soft textures of leather and velvet and a low profile work together to create a seamless and timeless design. The collection includes an armchair and ottoman with a range of upholstery choices, offering versatility to style a unique seating area, cozy nook or standalone statement – Pacha is an example of understated grandeur, making you feel right at home.

Disused Collection from SUPAFORM

Photography credits: Supaform.

Supaform delivers nostalgia and futurism at once with their Disused collection. Inspired by digital art, the collection explores how refined simplicity can make the biggest statement of all. Muted greens and rust tones are highlighted in the chairs, tables and sofas of this avant-garde collection which juxtaposes powder-coated steel with soft velvet finishes. For a statement piece that will withstand time and trends, look no further than the Disused collection.

Montana Free x Teklan Montana from CULT

A cheerful and bright take on modular storage, Montana Free’s new collection with Teklan is a flexible system designed with longevity in mind. The two new colourways offer a fresh, open storage solution suited to any style of home. Perfect for those with dynamic interior styling, the modular sections can be configured, finished, and modified in any number of ways. 

MiniForms by James Richardson Furniture

With 21 new products, James Richardson Furniture launched a vibrant new furniture offering in the 2020 MiniForms collection. The collection marries function with whimsy, tradition with the avant-garde, and luxury with informality. Unexpected finishes and bold structural elements are carried through the collection, which spans chairs, tables, cabinets, freestanding and modular furniture, objects and accessories.

Puffy Lounge Chair by Faye Toogood x Hem 

Faye Toogood’s Puffy chair for Hem is mischievous, comfortable and eye-catching in equal parts. Detachable upholstery sinks into and spills over the steel frame to soften the geometrical body of the chair. The Puffy Lounge Chair is available in a variety of neutral tones and textures to elevate any living space.

Chain Link Ceiling Features by Kriskadecor

Photography credits to Kriskadecor.

If 2021 is to be a year of innovation, Kriskadecor is leading the charge with their collection of sculptural ceiling features. Renowned for their chain link material, their ceiling features have a distinct artful presence, while pushing the boundaries of engineering and technical innovation. Making use of the ceiling as a blank canvas, Kriskadecor creates three dimensional, whimsical artistry using a variety of metal mesh finishes. These innovative ceiling solutions bring a sense of movement and liveliness to any space, elevating (literally) interior styling to lofty new heights.

Block by Missana from Innerspace

The Block collection by Missana takes cues from the well-loved block construction games. Nostalgic of times past, Block represents endless combinations and possibilities featuring an expansive lounge and armchair. Valencia based studio, MUT Design designs Block with superior comfort in mind with a playful twist. Available in a variety of bright, block colours, the hardness and symmetry of the Block structures make it the perfect statement piece in any room.

Metropol by Rakumba from Design Nation

Photography credits to Rakumba.

 The Metropol pendant by Rakumba is truly the chameleon of light fittings. Available in a single, double, or triple stack, and suited to stand alone or in a group, Metropol is a sophisticated and versatile choice. Form and function complement one another to deliver soft but far-reaching, unshadowed light to any space. Australia’s oldest international lighting brand delivers a fresh take on the pendant with Metropol, available in matte black and gold finishes.

Toa Table by Robin Rizzini for Pedrali

Pedrali’s Toa Table steps away from the office norm. Toa is versatile, flexible, and adaptable – a perfect reflection of the modern workplace after the year that was 2020. Equally at home in the boardroom or home office, Pedrali’s latest table offering is fully customisable. Toa delivers superior cable management and power connection options as well as a bright and functional workspace.

Mas Creations by Masquespacio

Masquespacio’s Mas Creations Collection is what happens when you combine the shapes of the 70s, a fairy-tale colour scheme, and the whimsy of Alice in Wonderland. The hand-crafted pieces of Mas Creations embody the spirit of creativity and colour that we all hoped would come from the dreary isolation of 2020.  Chairs and pots in the collection rebel against tradition, bringing playful contrast and a unique take on 70s style to any home.

Different Thoughts by Elliat Rich for Stylecraft

A winner of the Australian Furniture Design Awards in 2017, Elliat Rich doesn’t disappoint with her Different Thoughts collection for Stylecraft. With a credenza, floor light and rug on offer, this collection presents the perfect opportunity to refresh or revamp any living space. Retro shapes are given new life with playful pops of colour, and the concept of human connection is realised by the organic qualities underpinning each piece in the collection.

Photography credits to Supaform.

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