Tight on space? Owning a design classic doesn’t have to overwhelm your small interior. Discover the icons reimagined in smaller scale.
Working in the world of contemporary design, we hear the word ‘functionality’ time and time again. Is it overused? Probably, but it isn’t just a marketing spin. Any good designer knows that the objects they create will only be successful if they solve an unsolved problem. That’s why we’re delving into design that has been rethought, re-crafted and resized to ensure every interior can be thoughtfully furnished with timeless design...
1) The Louis Poulsen PH 5 Mini Pendant Light
A colour for every taste: introducing the PH 5 Mini.
Designing an iconic piece doesn’t come without its frustrations. Baffled by the inconsistency and constant changes to the shapes and sizes of light bulbs available, Danish designer Poul Henningson created the PH 5 lamp, remarking “For a generation I have believed that consideration for the consumer and common sense would prevail, but now I have become a fatalist. I have accepted fate … I have designed a PH fixture which can be used with any kind of light source, Christmas lights and 100 W metal-filament bulbs.”
The release of the PH 5 Mini embodies the legacy of Poul Henningson’s collaboration with Louis Poulsen. Measuring just 30cm in diameter, they can be clustered together, or used individually in smaller spaces where the original might have dominated.
2) Vitra Eames Elephant Small
Not just for kids: the playful forms of Charles and Ray Eames.
The Vitra Eames Elephant is an iconic design, hugely popular for children's nurseries. This colourful, robust children’s toy echoes the playful imagination of Charles and Ray Eames. Made with plastic, it can be used both indoors and outdoors and is now available in a smaller size to enjoy anywhere within your home.
The new smaller design, the Vitra Eames Elephant Small, will be welcomed into our online catalogue from November 2017 in a variety of colours.
3) The Anglepoise Mini Desk Lamp
The reimagining of everyday objects marks the success of Sir Kenneth Grange’s 50-year career. With a portfolio that includes the likes of the London taxicab and the Parker Pen, it seems he was destined to produce an interpretation of the irresistibly functional Anglepoise Type 75 Desk Lamp. Now released in a smaller scale, Grange’s creation captures the simple fluidity of the 1932 original, whilst catering to those with limited desk space. This new Anglepoise Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp is available in a variety of designs comprising playful colour schemes from design icon, Paul Smith, classic colours and also in new metallic finishes.
So, whether you’re a fan of the original designs, or have fallen in love with their reimagined forms, one thing is certain; sometimes, the best things come in small packages.