Mondays can be hard, we know this as well as you do. While the weekend has recharged our batteries and we’re ready to get back into the swing of things, there’s also part of us that longs to rewind two days and do it all again. Luckily, the weekend will come again and we’ll recharge once more, we’ll begin another week – perhaps reluctantly, perhaps with open arms – and another thing that’s for certain: every Monday will be guided by OPUMO’s Top 5 Items To Drop This Week.
Every week we round up our five favourite items to arrive online and this week we focus on how to update an interior with the likes of Hem, Omelette-Ed, Fritz Hansen, PLTY and Normann Copenhagen.
With 20 years of life under its belt, it’s no wonder that Normann Copenhagen makes its way into our top 5 selections on a regular basis. The eclectic range of interior design products on offer is staggering, each sharing a sense of the studio’s identity no matter what form it may take. Look to this rocking armchair for a modern take on a classic piece. It’s time to rediscover the wonder of perpetual movement while you’re staying in one spot.
While many lamps try their utmost to hide the wires and switches that drive them, Omelette-Ed’s Reeno family takes a different stance; emphasising the power cable in an innovative, flowing display questions the way we see design. Every part of a design can – and should be – beautiful. Combine the dynamic shape of the wire with the seemingly heavy black shade and the lamp mirrors the recognisable form of a steaming kettle.
We see fonts and typography all day, every day. How often do you take a minute to really look at the text you’re seeing, be it an advert during your commute or your favourite crisp wrapper? PLTY are passionate about typography, and to spread the love they create posters that feature a solitary letter in order to highlight the beauty behind the text. PLTY’s O Poster merges typography with design in the form of a laid-back colour scheme, ideal for toning down your interiors.
Characterised by its wide range of products, Danish studio Fritz Hansen believes that a space can be transformed by just one piece of furniture – whether that’s one of the brand’s iconic Egg Chairs or the light-hearted Geo 1 Sculpture, we think the design studio is right. Tip the ash wood character’s hat to reveal enough room for a single flower stem.
Stockholm-based studio, Hem, is a regular feature in our weekly round ups thanks to its consistently refreshing approach to furniture. Creative, characterful, restrained but confident pieces fill out the brand’s collection, from sofas to coat hangers, each crafted to perfection. Hem’s Rope Rug is designed by Pauline Deltour and is flat-woven in frisky loops which offer a deep texture to the piece. A modern iteration of a classic tatami pattern, this design is elegant and packed with attitude.
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