The Hypeform Edit: February's Best Furniture, Lighting, and Homeware

A new monthly feature from our dedicated design vertical Hypeform rounds up the best things we’ve seen in 2024 so far.

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It may only be the end of February, but there’s already been a fair share of design shows happening in 2024. We’ve braved the less-than-desirable weather conditions to travel to Paris, Stockholm and Copenhagen – all for the sake of discovering some furniture gems.

Now, we bring them to you in this new monthly feature from our dedicated design vertical Hypeform. Each month, we will present our favourite pieces of the weeks gone by, which we may have spotted IRL on our travels, or delivered directly to our inboxes.

To submit a project for consideration, email design@hypebeast.com.

Read on for our best picks from the start of 2024:

Tension Trolley
Gustav Winsth for Lammhults

Winsth has been on our radar for some time. But this year, during Stockholm Design week, he really showed up. His first piece for Lammhults was unveiled on the brand’s bright orange stand, and was an instant standout. Inspired by the forms of the present and future, Winsth looked to the sleek lines of our personal devices, but also pieces from the Lammhults archives.

Able Chair
Lindau Borselius & Bernstrand for Blå Station

The simplicity of the Able chair is what caught our eye. Designed by Lindau Borselius & Bernstrand for Blå Station, its form resembles that of a directors chair, and sees a colourful frame paired with a fabric backrest and seat. Beyond what meets the eye, though, is the chair’s sustainability credentials – it is 100 percent recyclable with its individual parts able to be replaced or repaired.

Allwood Chair and Trolley
Anderssen & Voll for &Tradition

It’s hard to narrow down our favourite pieces from &Tradition‘s new collections – from new Verner Panton pieces to impeccable outdoor sets, they’ve really shown what they’re made of in the two months of 2024. But after much consideration, we decided to go with the Allwood chair and trolley system designed by Anderssen & Voll. Despite the hospitality market being at the forefront of the designer’s minds, the Allwood system would work as a sculptural stack in an apartment tight on space – allowing chairs to be stored in an artful manner.

Ursa Minor Table Light
Studio Kër for Gantri

California-based Gantri uses its “Gantri Plant Polymers” to create lighting with its external designer circle. This lamp in particular, named Ursa, has been crafted by Studio Kër – which is led by former NFL player Michael Bennett. According to the designer, the piece has been inspired by the ideas of heritage and community, and looks to create a sense of weamth. “Ursa Minor is very subtle, but powerful. The fins of it. The shadows that are being made through those things are like connective tissue, and that’s important to the design,” says Bennet, who founded his studio after his football career came to an end. “After I retired, I was just thinking about what would be the next step. I spent a lot of time going back to Senegal and thinking about my ancestors and the culture I came form. The studio is kind of based on a self practice, and also a studio practice of exploring this African diasporic language and form.”

Fountain of Joy Chairs
Joy Objects

A Scandinavian auction house teamed up with Joy Objects founder Frederik Paulsen to sell off a series of objects that he’d made in a specific time period. The 33 pieces were presented in a sale titled “Fountain of Joy”, and were created over 33 days. Benches, tables, sideboards and shelves were all included, but our favourites were the green-toned chairs emblazoned with “JOY” across its backrest.

Limited Edition LC14 Tabouret Cabanon
Cassina & Bottega Veneta

Rows of Cassina‘s LC14 Tabouret Cabanon lined the runway of Bottega Veneta’s FW24 show. The stools were reinterpreted versions of the original piece, which was designed in 1952 by Le Corbusier, for his cabin on the Côte d’Azur. ⁠For these special editions, the Italian design labels worked alongside the Le Corbusier Foundation to reinterpret an iconic piece of furniture. ⁠In keeping with the rest of Matthieu Blazy’s vision, they adopted a scorching method inspired by a traditional Japanese⁠ technique, which reveals the intricacies of the wood grain. ⁠⁠

Perceptions Chair
Known Work

It’s not often that you see a chair take on a form that genuinely surprises you anymore. But the Perceptions chair from a new brand titled Known Work did just that. The seat is an exploration into the elements that make up its very existance: the frame, and the upholstery. More specifically though, it’s about the relationship between the two – and how you can combine something incredibly sculptural with plushness in order to create a “graceful articulation of comfort”.

Arced Mirror
Rhys Cooper for Muuto

It was the colourful treatment applied to the frames of these Muuto mirrors that caught our attention. The design is influenced from long walks that Rhys Cooper took around Sydney, and more specifcially the arched windows of the buidings that he observed. Using an oil-based wood stain, each mirror is available in three colours: Light Grey, Light Green and Light Lilac.

Bathroom Accessory
Nicholas Devlin

It’s niche, we know. But this was just too good not to include. Designed by Nicholas Devlin as part of a full bathroom suite, the fantastical toilet roll holder hides your paper within the walls of a cottage. The water wheel on its left side can be turned, and functions as a dispenser.

Céramique Lamp
Ronan Bouroullec for Flos

Since Flos launched the Barber Osgerby-designed Bellhop in 2018, it’s become somewhat of a staple item in any design-led space. ⁠Its glossy, colorful yet simple form is both understandable and distinctive, offering a gentle “nod” to the fact that the occupier knows what’s what when it comes to design. ⁠Now, the brand presents a collection with French designer Ronan Bouroullec which we predict might go on to be just as successful. Named Céramique, the range includes three handcrafted models, each made from a single ceramic piece that encompasses the base, stem, and diffuse.

Porto Sofa
Project 213a

Project 213a‘s green-toned space was a highlight of January’s Maison&Objet’s off-site projects around Paris. On rue Saint Sauveur, the design label – founded in 2020 by four friends – presented a selection of existing and new pieces: our favourite being the silver-coloured modular sofa named “Porto”. ⁠

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