#TrendAlert Counterfeit: Imitate forms, colours and compositions to fashion inspired and astonishing designs

MAY 8, 2021 | By Sonia Dutt, Mansi Bhatia and Saloni Rege
Mitsuru Komatsuzaki of Design Atelier Rondo has planned the “cutest store in the world” called Moreru Mignon in Tokyo for Furyu Co, a 1,775 sq ft photo entertainment space. The undeniably Instagrammable, candy fairyland features sculptural desserts, conceptualised and inspired by the work of popular pastry chef Kunika; Photograph by Masahiro Ishibashi, Website:
(L-R) Metallic and leather Chaise Lounge by Milo Baughman from 1stdibs; Gloss glazed ceramic 
and acrylic glass Tiki
 Lamp by Nao Tamura for Established & Sons; Fabric Eden Lamp by Dante Donegani and Giovanni Lauda from Rotaliana
(L-R) Lacquered MDF Bookchair by Sow Fujimoto for Alias; Dragon Slice Stool with intricate brass and resin inlay by Marcantonio from Scarlet Splendour; Ceramic Emerens Dutch House Vase from Home Artisan
(L-R) Porcelain Balloon Rabbit by Jeff Koons; Gallop Stool with brass leg from Anantaya AKFD; Carpet Chair 
in handmade carpet and steel by Mousarris from The House of Things
Rocky by Marc Newson from Vivono Designs
Indoor Pouf Spring from Design by nico
Oak In Punta Di Piedi with knots from Zolijns Designs

#TrendAlert Counterfeit: Forge colours, forms and flavours from genuine objects to duplicate and fashion astonishing designs…Trend and Style Direction by Sonia Dutt; Assisted by Mansi Bhatia

Fondant Candy from Sugar Blossoms, Ocean Glass Jar from Appliances India

Imitate natural and organic compositions from surrounding structures to build inspired products and a make-believe scenario

Beech wood and wool Globe Garden by Peter Opsvik from Globe Concept


Desert Sunrise by Marcantonio From Seletti

Simulate zoomorphic figurines that draw sculptural installations to reimagine our planet once again packed with endangered species

Photograph by Shao Feng

Chinese design practice X+Living integrates abstract forms and animal figurines for Park Zoo Hotel. Creative designer Li Xiang along with Fan Chen and Xiang Casa have established a sculptural gallery charm by bringing into context the imagery of threatened wildlife. Websites:;

Replicate iconic artworks with a playful twist to inspire fresh perspectives of the masterpiece as well as the world we live in

If you’re wondering what summers would be like without the use of air conditioning, look no further. Viennese artist Alper Dostal presents the Hot Art Exhibition seen at Italy’s In Arte Werkkunst Gallery and Art Basel Miami, a series of visualisations that reimagines magnum opuses dripping away on hot days. Seen here is Dutch painter Piet Mondrian’s iconic composition. Website:

Reinvent ancient forms of historical marvels to recreate a colossal and complex structure for an antiquarian charm

Bringing home the largest LEGO brick model is going to be twice the fun for architecture and history buffs! The set is specially created—it comprises 9,036 pieces and forms a LEGO Colosseum on an oval base that can be viewed from all angles. Get ready to stage your own version of Gladiator… Website: