A few weeks ago I attended a preview for the new Iittala X Issey Miyake Collection at the MoMA Design Store in New York City. The collection, which combines the Finnish craftsmanship of Iittala with the iconic style of fashion designer Issey Miyake, includes high quality ceramic plates, platters, cups, and a tealight candleholder; a glass vase; and textiles including a pleated totebag, a “table flower” in two sizes, napkins, place mats, and cushion covers. A color palette of white, pink, green, gray unites the modern, yet soft pieces. The MoMA Design Store will be exclusively sell the collection through May 2016. All images courtesy of Iittala, except where noted.
I love felt — it’s warm and comforting but it can also be sophisticated and modern. That’s why I was so drawn to this charming line of felt textiles by award-winning British designer Selina Rose. For her line, Rose has created intricately cut felt accessories and custom interior surfaces including throws, rugs, acoustic wall panels, window treatments, and table runners, to name a few. All of the products are made in the U.K. of 100% wool felt and colored using environmentally-friendly dyes. If you plan to be at 100% Design London in September, you can check out her new line of Leila wall panels made of sustainably-sourced wool and acoustic foam made from recycled glass bottles. In 2009 Rose launched her exclusive collection for the English home design store Heal’s. For those outside of England, products can be purchased online and will be shipped directly to customers worldwide. For prices and ordering info, visit her site.