Brent Dzekciorius established dzek in 2009 as a design production company, focusing on high specification architectural materials and material-based design collections. For its first collaboration, British designer MAX LAMB examined and explored different types of materials and stones, questioning how he could design and use his own type of material and use only that one. With a strong emphasis on material, this collaboration wants to balance the skill of handmade products with the power and intelligence of industrial manufacturing. The result is called Marmoreal, a high specification architectural material for use in many different types of interior designs. This newly engineered marble is composed from 4 different Veronese marbles, and has very strong graphic and visual characteristics. Marmoreal can be used for flooring and cladding, but Lamb has also made a series of furniture, showing that the material can be used for a multitude of architectural and interior-oriented objects.
FAYE TOOGOOD launched her latest collection Assemblage 4. Like her previous ‘assemblages’, she does not stick to one kind of object but has experimented with materials and shapes to create different objects and designs that together form a unified narrative. Assemblage 4 is also called Roly-Poly, and the sound of these words already evokes the soft, round and voluptuous characteristics of the collection. Roly-poly consists of a low four-legged chair, a dining chair and table, a sculptural daybed, and a reinterpretation of Toogood’s Element table accompanied by tapestry and textiles, all in creamy shades of white.
Parisian concept store MERCI once again picked a spot to pop up during the Salone del Mobile. Located in Zona Tortona, the store was set up in the picturesque studio of Italian designer Paola Navone. You could find a fine selection of tableware, linen, stationary, lightning … along with a selection of Aesop products and a special collection of accessories and clothing designed by Paolo Navone.