Written by Sara Black
Imagery by INDEX CORP
We take a weekly zoom to our favourite shops (tough job) in the pursuit of highlighting new-to-market homewares.
‘Sirkel’ Candle Holders by Anderssen & Voll for Nedre Voss
These tealight-style candle holders, which took four dedicated years of glass experimenting to perfect, are an exemplary model of 330 grams of solid-colour, pressed-glass class.
‘Open Sesame’ Bottle Opener by Eric Ericson for Skultuna
When only the most terrifying bottle opener will do, Eric Ericson enters the room. Made in solid brass via the sand-casting process, your wine drinking guests will be amused.
‘Scagliola’ Candlestick by Ghastly Studios
Inspired by art such as Alfred Auguste Jannoit’s bas-reliefs at Paris’ Palais de Toyko, Ghastly Studios have brought new meaning to the venerable art of scagliola. The fine plaster material, which was in the height of fashion in the 17th century, is finally making a comeback.
‘Letterpress’ Notecards by Esme Winter
Make your next hand-written card extra, with an each-one-slightly-unique, vegetable-based ink, letterpress-printed card. Esme, who’s collaborated with Margaret Howell, Lucy Augé and Mr Porter, takes her gift-giving seriously and so should you.
‘Lari’ Lamp by Angelo Mangiarotti for Karakter
Designed in 1978, ‘Lari’ speaks to a bygone era where the designer, Angelo Mangiarotti, pulled from his architectural learnings to craft a piece worthy of large-structure scale. The glass casing is mouth-blown in one piece and sits atop a simple and complementary black-lacquered base.
INDEX’s round up of art and culture events on the New Zealand calendar.
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Now – 29 August
Now — 18 October
8 August – 17 October
7 August – 5 September
04 – 25 August
Now — 30 November
Now — 25 October
5 – 19 August
11 – 12 November