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

From “amphibious” lounge chairs to terracotta tableware.

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March came around quickly, and with it brought a new collectible design salon, pre-Milan Design Week teasers, and USM collaborations galore.

From all of that, we’ve selected the highlights for this new bumper feature. To refresh you: each month, we’ll present our edit of some of the best things we’ve seen – as chosen by the editors of our dedicated design vertical Hypeform. If you have a project you’d like to submit for consideration, email design@hypebeast.com.

Read on for our best picks from the month of March:

Wire stool
Verner Panton, &Tradition

Continuing its relationship with the family of Verner Panton, &Tradition rereleases the “Wire Stool” – first created by the Danish designer back in 1981. The lightweight, stackable stool doubles up as a side table, and looks as good on display, waiting to be used, as it does set around a table. “The Wire Stool was a personal favourite of my father,” says Panton’s daughter, Carin. “He was drawn to its paradoxical nature – a design that combines airy transparency with structural integrity and aesthetic elegance.”

Record storage
USM x Symbol

The latest in a string of collaborations from USM, the co-signed Symbol collection includes a vinyl storage cabinet, a vinyl display cabinet, a record stand, and a record cart. Each is crafted from USM’s modular component system and is made up of steel tubes and panels that are held together by connecting balls. This marks a departure from Symbol’s typical material palette, as the brand has become known for its work with solid wood.⁠ Across many of the pieces, details inspired by record stores are visible. Infinitely expandable, it can grow to accommodate expanding collections, with the flip bin-style storage above, and open storage below.⁠

Barro tableware
Rui Pereira, HAY

The craft heritage of Portugal inspired the Barro tableware collection from HAY. Created by Portuguese designer Rui Pereira, the pieces are made from warm-toned terracotta, and includes everything from plates and bowls to butter dishes and candleholders. “Being Portuguese, this material is part of my memory and daily life for as far as I can remember,” he said. “The rolled edge detail which frames plates, bowls and trays is the guiding thread of this collection. Its soft touch and proportions relate to the human fingertips.”

Oxford cabinet
Sam Stewart

We’re huge fans of Sam’s work. The New York-based designer has a penchant for making furniture fun, and the new Oxford cabinet is no exception. Taking on a cartoonish form, the piece began life as storage in Stewart’s own studio, before he decided to release it in a limited-edition run. The wall-mounted cabinet piece is crafted from mdf and plywood, comes with two adjustable shelves, installation hardware, and a colorful set of Stewart’s Thumbprint Pulls for the button-like handles.

Aalto foldable table
Artek

An icon reimagined for modern day living. The foldable version of Artek‘s Aalto table is perfect for a *small* apartment, and extends to accommodate visitors. Aside from its hinged edges, the foldable Aalto is much the same as its static predecessors. It comes in three table top options: hard-wearing laminate: birch veneer: or linoleum in three two-tone colour options – ⁠clay/walnut, pistachio/olive and vapour/smokey blue.

FDP TVS 001-007 lamps
Olivia Vigo

There’s something poetic about these lamps by Olivia Vigo. Designed for the owner of a penthouse in New York, the words that formed the basis of the project were “mellow and protective”. “That didn’t mean velvet, or mellowed oriental carpets: nothing stereotypically warm, fuzzy, and familiar,” Vigo says. “In New York the idea of cozy was to disconnect. And she realized that began with the lighting.” The shell of each is crafted from blasted and waxed aluminum with steel, but the real detail comes in the form of pieces of silk fabric that create a soft, textural glow.

In & Out chair
Bottone Objects

We don’t know much about the In & Out chair, as it’s a relatively new prototype from Bottone Obects, but we know we really like it. The studio describes itself as operating at the “intersection of German and Italian” design, and was founded by brothers Daniele Luciano Ferrazzano and Michele Ferrazzano. The metal chair was debuted at a show in Berlin, which took place at VooSpace – the gallery space of the multi-brand store.

Tulip sconce
Micaela Sharief DeMarquez

Micaela Sharief DeMarquez, aka Mimi Ceramics, creates her pottery work out of Portland, Oregon. Her style combines whimsical details with functionality, and each piece is hand painted or airbrushed to achieve soft gradients. These new sconces depict tiny red-pink tulips on top of curving green stems, and are designed to house dinner candles.

Amphibious Lounge Chair
Jacob Mathias Egeberg

This blocky lounge chair was shown by Danish gallery Tableau at the most recent edition of the Collectible Fair. As you’d expect with the name, the piece is water resistant, and is crafted using industrial materials. “These pieces draws inspiration from brutalist architecture, big industries, industrial manufacturing, even a shipping container itself ready to be moved,” Egeberg said. “Camouflaged as heavy and hard, yet its light in and soft, this furniture collection is playing with our preconceived notions of how comfortable lounge seatings should appear.”

Kinetic incense burner
Andu Masebo

Masebo debuted a few of these kinetic works at the debut edition of Matter & Shape – a new design salon in the heart of Paris. Typical of his aesthetic, the designs blend industrial techniques with a refined form, as seen in the raw metal stem combined with the shiny red detail. Because they move, the scent from the stick gets generously wafted around the room. Looks good, smells good.

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