mushroom heaven

30th September 2010

With London Design festival well and truly over and the fashion and design world has moved its gaze to Milan and Paris it gives time for pause and thought.

Mostly nothing was new as Milan Furniture Fair earlier this year was of course the main showcase, but there were a few fantastic surprises.

My firm favourite was the fantastic Studio Toogood with their Supernatural project.

Collaborating with New Forest forager Mrs Tees they had the most fantastic mushroom installation that was rich in colour and scent and offers the ultimate in the new urban rural. They also had a room scented with the smell of woodlands by Francis Kurkdkian. (bang on trend for scent as part of the overall offering and a key update for the primitive trend we have seen so much of recently)

Beautifully presented alongside was a cafe (with La Fromagerie) and their new furniture range based on using the simplicity of 3 main elements: wood, stone and brass which they created working with english craftsmen such as stonemasons and carpenters.

I also LOVED the raw earthyness of their bones door handles cast in interesting metals and materials.



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