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Everything Has a Place

With Spain’s economy still feeling Great Recession aftershocks, trade shows there are looking to strengthen their positions through partnerships, such as Feria Habitat Valencia connecting again with Cevisama - Espacio Cocina (Kitchen Corner) and FIMMA – Maderalia. Nevertheless, in early February the esteemed furnishings show was able to bring together an impressive product range from 212 companies.


Circles in squares

Antoniolupi was all about sinks at this fair, showcasing the Fusto rectangular freestanding sink designed by Nevio Tellatin, with its soft and roundish internal bowl and handy lateral towel rail; and the Simplo family of five top mount sinks and one freestanding, designed by Mario Ferrarini. Both products are made from the company’s new favourite material, Flumood. www.antoniolupi.it

 antoniolupi FUSTO Mirtilloantoniolupi SIMPLO

 

Water and light

Battigia is a new Corian sink designed by Michel Boucquillon for antoniolupi that is inserted into the wall and completely hidden, essentially making the wall a container that houses the sink. A simple sheet of glass, almost invisible, is the only element that protrudes, with white and blue LED lighting and tap incorporated in the structure. www.antoniolupi.it

antoniolupi Battigia

Chipping in

e15 continues its collaboration with British architect David Chipperfield, and showed examples such as the solid wood coffee table Leighton and sideboard Drayton, extensions of a product family which debuted during Milan Design Week 2015. Also on show was the solid marble Enoki Migoto side tables and Salina, a series of stoneware inspired by traditional pottery from the Frankfurt region. www.e15.com

e15: BYRON, DRAYTON, ENOKI MIGOTO, SALINA

In the round

Spain is the place to go for outdoor furniture, and the venerable Iberian peninsula stalwart Point didn’t disappoint: an update on the collection Round, designed by Francesc Rifé, includes Shintotex, a synthetic fiber, combined with natural teak, and now available in ivory white. www.point1920.com

Round, designed by Francesc Rifé

Dance with the sun

The Voltasol rolling flowerpot, designed by Andorra-based Studio BAG Disseny, was a 2015 Red Dot Award winner and is a whimsical device specially designed to move according to the trajectory of the sun (which explains its particular inclination) in order to promote the movement of plants and help them grow better. www.bagdisseny.com

Voltasol flowerpot

Your work cradle

Alicante, Spain-based Actiu, a company which manufactures its own office and contract furniture, came to Feria Habitat Valencia with a new product: the office chair TNK Flex. Designed by AlegreIndustrial Studio, it goes to great design lengths to meet the ergonomic needs of the user. www.actiu.com

 TNK FLEX

Let it go

The eye-catching Frozen family of outdoor furniture designed by Matteo Ragni and Maurizio Prina for Italian manufacturer Plust includes extruded polyethylene seating and table pieces that can light up the night in a dazzling array of colours, or just keep it cool in soft white. www.plust.com

Frozen

Looking forward by looking back

Slovenian furniture company Rex Kralj began 2016 with a new catalogue that highlights the company’s 60-year design heritage, including re-issues of the Rex and its variations, which date back to 1956. These light-weight folding chairs use a combination of moulded plywood and routed slots to reduce weight. www.rex-kralj.com

Rex Kralj - Rex Rocking - -¬ Photography- beeldSTEIL