Miriam Fanning and Felicity Watts of Melbourne-based interior design studio, Mim Design, share their top five metallic pieces: a collection of objects that strike a delicate balance between design, material and emotion.
1. Agnes candelabra. Lindsey Adams Adelman for Roll & Hill
Designed by New York-based Lindsey Adams Adelman, a truly inspiring product designer, the modular Agnes candelabra fuses the handcrafted with
the machine-made. The result is soft and light, yet with a strong silhouette.
2. Bell table. Sebastian Herkner for ClassiCon
A striking, handcrafted piece of furniture from German designer, Sebastian Herkner, this collection features contours inspired by the outline of a bell. The transparency of the beautifully tinted, hand-blown glass base is paired with the solidity of the spun metal table- top, which appears to glow and float in mid-air.
3. Bertoia Diamond chair. Harry Bertoia for Knoll
This chair is strong and elegant, featuring a detailed fine steel mesh construction. A 1950s classic statement chair, it stands the test of time and exudes a sculptural form. “Space passes right through them,” Bertoia said of the lightness of his celebrated chairs.
4. Grid vases. Jaime Hayon for Gaia & Gino
Jaime Hayon’s Grid vases feature a solid base offset by a fine, mesh-like upper. Available in a series of unique shapes, the collection balances lightness and solidity. Sculptural in form and bold in material finish, the vases were inspired by medieval suits of armour, helmets and fencing masks. hayonstudio.com
5. The Ilse Collection. Studioilse for Georg Jensen
Ilse Crawford’s timeless collection for Georg Jensen portrays a true sense of simplicity. The trio of metals work together to achieve a lovely harmony – it would be hard to have one without the other.