H&D Hotlist #119: New design products, furniture and accessories
Between Wood and Stone
Moon Vein, a tile collection from Italian brand Ceramiche Coem, is fashioned after the brown quartzite stone. A natural stone mined in Brazil, brown quartzite has a unique, directional veining that feels almost like wood grain to the touch. Similarly, Moon Vein recreates this feel with directional texture on its surface, creating a sophisticated finish that looks as good as it feels.
Ceramiche Coem Moon Vein is available in four colours: White & Grey, Grey, White and Beige from Hafary.
James Dyson Awards (JDA) has named two inventions as its 2020 international winners. Invented by 23-year-old Judit Giro Benet from Tarragona, Spain, The Blue Box is a device that can detect breast cancer at-home by using a urine sample.
Meanwhile, the AuREUS System technology, invented by 27-year-old Carvey Ehren Maigue from Mapua University in Manila, is a new material made from waste crops that converts UV light into renewable energy. It is the first-ever Sustainability Award winner of the James Dyson Award 2020. Each inventor receives a £30,000 prize.
Australian furniture brand King (formerly King Living) boasts over 40 years of industry know-how. The brand champions sustainability and flexibility, celebrating Australian design with a pared-back aesthetic and clean, timeless look. King’s signature modular sofa Delta III is the embodiment of this.
Originally designed in 1998, Delta has evolved into one of the brand’s iconic designs. Delta III features smart pockets, under-seat storage, integrated LED, swivel table and smartphone charge table. It can also be quickly reconfigured into various formats to a wide range of spaces, from compact rooms to open-plan spaces.
Delta III is offered in promo packages with customisable options that start from $2,490 (UP $5,726) online.
Gotta Catch Them All!
You’ll never be too old to have your favourite anime characters on your work desk. Homegrown standing desk company Omnidesk has launched the Pokemon Collection, a family of height-adjustable desks with official Pokemon design – a world’s first.
Choose from three designs: The Evolution, The Classic and The Icon, all of which come in three lengths: 48, 60, and 72 inches and feature touch-button electric motor mechanism, smart presets and child lock function for those who share their workspace with the little ones.
Omnidesk Pokemon Collection retails from $1,000 online.
How do you touch the elevator button now? Still with your finger, with your elbow? We’re increasingly discerning about the things that we touch directly.
Stuck, a local creative agency, has invented Kinetic Touchless, a system of touchless lift buttons that recreates the tactile response. As the finger moves towards the button, it responds by sinking inwards before pushing back out while remaining safely contactless.