What do we know about Monday? We know that it’s a day of the week. Whether it’s the first day of the week or the second is still up for debate: some countries consider Sunday the beginning of the week. We know that it lasts 24 hours. We believe that its name was derived before the year 1200. For something that we feel so comfortable with, we don’t know a huge amount about Monday, it’s all a bit murky and abstract. There’s one thing that stands out as an absolute certainty, though. Every Monday, you know that you’ll hear from us, giving you a rundown of the week’s best items. This week we take a look at precise model cars from Amalgam, furniture from Flos and Menu, and wardrobe staples Filling Pieces.
Please extend a warm welcome to Amalgam, one of our newest brands. Amalgam specialises in extremely realistic replicas of classic and modern cars. From the exterior colour and details to the finish and stitching of the seating, these models have been meticulously crafted to be as realistic as possible. This Porsche 356A Speedster is one of our favourites, a classic design that opened the doors to some of Porsche’s most iconic shapes. Now you can memorialise one of motoring history’s prettiest moments by giving this model pride of place.
Dark stained oak partners harmoniously with dark green velvet to give Co Lounge Chair a retro, homely feel. As with all of Menu’s items, Co Lounge Chair is designed with the user in mind as a starting point and it’s from there that the flowing contours and materials are decided – form follows function but neither takes precedence.
Flos’ Taccia Table Lamp is no departure from the brand’s other offerings, taking inspiration from the shapes and aesthetic of the past but updating them using modern materials and crafting techniques. This lamp gives any room a wide, diffused light from indirect and direct sources. The painted aluminium reflector features gloss white paint to the outside and matte white paint within, offering varied textures and concentrations of light.
Filling Pieces’ ever evolving repertoire has seen one of its strongest seasons yet in Autumn/Winter 2019. Look to silhouettes like the Jet Runner to exemplify the bridge that this label is building between luxury sneakers and performance trainers. Premium taupe suede uppers sit atop a lightweight Livetech ‘Jet’ sole that offers comfort and support.
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