Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Florigami

Even when an object is all angles, it can be just as stunning as something found in nature.



Design Objects with ZigZags, Stripes and Graphic Patters

1. Consider the bold floral hues and structural folds of MissoniHome’s Thea Kuta lamp, constructed from painted steel and meticulously hand-woven with a rainbow’s worth of colorful woolen thread. It’s a different way of looking at the globe altogether. $4,520, at MissoniHome at DDC, 181 Madison Ave., NYC, 212-685-0800.

2. Sahco, the German textile house known for its exquisite quality, employed a modern digital printing technique to create Pixus, a silky pattern of abstracted, pixelated blossoms on vibrant velvet. Available to the trade at Donghia, 979 Third Ave., NYC, 212-935-3713.

3. Add some flower power to your table with this Dahlia place mat from Chilewich. Molded from pressed vinyl, it brings a much-needed blast of spring after a long, cold winter. $10, at MoMA Design Store, 11 W. 53rd St., NYC, 212-708-9700.  

4. No shrinking violet here. Covered in fields of multi-hued flowers, this sofa is anchored by bright stripes and a low, substantial cushion. $7,695, at Roche Bobois, 200 Madison Ave., NYC, 212-889-0700.

5. Constructed from ash and Baltic birch, this three-piece bowl set can be used as separate food-safe containers or rearranged into different configurations as a tray. $90, at Haus Interior, 250 Elizabeth St., NYC, 212-741-0455.

6. The sharp lines of this hooked zigzag area rug from Dash & Albert further emphasize the riotous colors of spring. $347 for 4' x 6' (shown), at Gracious Home, 1220 Third Ave., NYC, 212-517-6300.

A version of this article appeared in the April 2014 issue of New York Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Shop Talk: Design Discoveries From New York and Beyond

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