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#EDLoves! 20 iconic products to celebrate our 20th anniversary

JAN 21, 2021 | By Anamika Butalia
In Bloom series by Zemer Peled for Bernardaud from Sources Unlimited

To commemorate the magazine’s 20th anniversary, our Managing Editor Anamika Butalia spoke to the entire team and rounded up 20 of our favourite, most iconic products from across the world… 

Bernardaud
We’re crushing on the French Maison’s In Bloom series by Zemer Peled (see scroll above) for its hand-painted azure prints that are seen on every single piece of porcelain, including plates, cups, saucers and bowls. Available at Sources Unlimited. www.bernardaud.com; www.sourcesunlimited.co.in

Alsorg

The fact that it’s inspired by the facades of architectural structures is what makes the Fenestra cabinet fascinating. It uses small rectangular tiles of oxidised brass, which are individually treated for a raw and rustic appeal. www.alsorg.com

Nilaya

Our love for traditional motifs—belbuti, paan, paisley and other Rajwada and Mughal era elements—never wanes… All thanks to designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, who’s created these wallpapers in collaboration with Nilaya for its Designer Collection. www.nilaya.asianpaints.com; www.sabyasachi.com

Tom Dixon

These floating baubles are perfect to bring festive flair to interiors. The British designer ensures that his metallic pendant lamps not just illuminate but also reflect the spaces they are integrated in. www.tomdixon.net

Kohler

We can’t get enough of the bathware giant’s Marrakesh series, which borrows from Moorish architecture seen in the Moroccan capital. For its inspiration, intricate patterns and the cooling hue, this one is high up on our list of must haves. www.kohler.co.in

Poltrona Frau

What’s not to love about GamFratesi’s Soffi lamps for the Italian brand? Each ethereal glass is blown by Venetian artisans and wrapped with a slim saddle leather strap. Available at Poltrona Frau and Etre Luxe. www.gamfratesi.com; www.poltronafrau.com; www.etreluxeindia.com

Hatsu

You may like them fried, scrambled or sunny side up but we like our eggs hand-tufted! Seriously, we’re big fans of this multicoloured Egg rug designed by Yashvi Suchak and made using New Zealand wool and Viscose. www.hatsu.in

Claymen

The aptly named Humble terracotta table lamps by founder and ceramicist Aman Khanna are just what we need to reconnect with our roots. www.claymen.in

Eames

Let’s be honest, no list of iconic designs is complete (for good reason) without the mention of this classic lounge chair and ottoman created by the legendary duo Charles and Ray Eames in 1956. Available at Herman Miller. www.eamesoffice.com; www.hermanmiller.com

Molteni&C

For us bookworms, we’d be hard pressed to find a better bookcase than Hector by Vincent Van Duysen. The linear, modular shelving unit achieves a light and airy composition for not just our treasured tomes but also the designer objects and souvenirs we’ve collected over the years. Available at Etre Luxe. www.vincentvanduysen.com; www.molteni.it; www.etreluxeindia.com

Lladró

This ingenious, nature inspired design for the Nightbloom Floor Lamp by Marcel Wanders makes us never want to pluck a flower. Its petals are crafted using white matte porcelain and cleverly structured to ensure a soft, radiant glow. www.marcelwanders.com; www.lladro.com

Jaipur Rugs

Vilay, part of the Concoction series by Shantanu Garg for the floor covering expert, brings out Mughal architecture in an illusionary and slightly deliberately distorted perspective—which, in a way, represents our collective understanding of our heritage. www.jaipurrugs.com

Dyson

Of all the things we need, this is one we can’t do without. The brand’s Pure Cool Advanced Technology Tower is quiet, efficient and easy to use. Plus, it comes with a handy app that helps keep track of air quality indoors. www.dyson.in

Nendo

Photograph by Masayuki Hayashi

Oki Sato’s Equbo metallic cutlery has been given dimples that are making us smile! The Japanese designer has added a humane, simple thought to the design, imparting a bit of fun and playfulness to an everyday activity. www.nendo.jp

PortsideCafé

Bobby Aggarwal’s Hughes Road collection includes this Fish Crossing Small Desk, which has an undeniable art deco appeal. Black and white leather strips, two drawers, fixed boxes on the top and two mirrored fish make this quite the perky addition. www.portsidecafe.com

Atelier Ashiesh Shah

This objet d’art inspired by an artwork has us swooning! Ashiesh Shah’s Kantilo Console takes cues from Anish Kapoor’s Taratantara. It’s hand moulded into two inversely placed lingams and protruding, elliptical ears. Plus, the evenly beaten exterior is offset by an opulent gold interior. www.ashieshshah.com

Alex Davis Studio

Cactus by the Delhi based artist Alex Davis is a decorative steel composition in metal pots, which emanate a mercurial glow— one that makes it an incredibly rich addition in any decor scheme. www.alexdavisstudio.com

Isamu Noguchi

Photograph by Kevin Noble, © The Noguchi Museum / ARS

There’s almost nothing in this maestro’s oeuvre that we don’t love! Especially the Akari Light Sculptures. Each of these creations are made using handmade washi paper and bamboo ribbing, supported by a metal frame. www.noguchi.org

Shiro Kuramata

Photograph courtesy Sotheby’s / Art Digital Studio 86

Just one look at the late designer’s Miss Blanche chair drew us in. Made using acrylic resin, faux roses and aluminium poles, it is a chair only in form. Like its namesake character from A Street Car Named Desire, it has a fragile, synthetic beauty. www.shirokuramata.com

Klove Studio

Gautam Seth and Prateek Jain’s Totems Over Time are iridescent installations that are artistically handcrafted in glass and metal to reimagine age old symbols of social and sacred significance. Simply a glance is like turning the clock back a century! www.klovestudio.com

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