Design Covet | 2020 New Releases

  • WORDS Megan Rawson
  • Fresh global design, inspiring objects and functional pieces just landed in Australia; we uncover seven of our favourite 2020 new releases.

    In our round-up of recent design pieces, we see global designers revisit the past while looking to the future for enduring shapes, ambitious innovation and classic, investment furniture, lighting and objects. From the dining room to the living room we celebrate the best from the year to date.

    Let us introduce you to our curated edit of noteworthy pieces that have caught our team’s eye for all the right reasons.

    Workshop Dining Table by Cecile Manz for Muuto | Available at Living Edge

    Metropol by Sebastian Herkner x Rakumba

    Esteemed German designer Sebastian Herkner is known for seeking out a balance between quality function, tradition and innovation. His latest collection of lighting in collaboration with Melbourne-based Rakumba is no exception. Self-described as a ‘decorative yet functional collection that is both sophisticated and simple’ Metropol begins with a single lamp, like a pearl hanging from a thread and comes stacked, suspended as simple pendants or curated into organic groupings and grand chandeliers.

    Workshop Dining Table by Cecilie Manz

    One of the most revered designers today and a previous Designer of the Year at Maison & Objet, Cecilie Manz has been integral in bringing contemporary Danish design to the world stage. Cecilie’s Workshop Dining Table was designed in collaboration with Muuto and features all the classic ideals firmly rooted in Scandinavian craftsmanship. These Nordic elements are beautifully combined with subtle detailing for deliberately simple and archetypal expression. Available at Living Edge.

    Risom 65 Sofa from Fredericia

    Originally designed in 1965 by Jens Risom (1916 – 2016) a pioneer of the Danish Modernism movement, the Risom 65 Sofa has been relaunched for Fredericia and now available at Great Dane in Australia. The Risom 65 Sofa embodies a practical approach to design while expressing just how timeless, strong architectural lines can be in crafting an enduring silhouette.

    Hubble Bubble by Marcel Wanders

    A powerhouse when it comes to contemporary design, Dutch designer Marcel Wanders is a ubiquitous figure on the scene. Founder of design house Moooi, Marcel’s latest creation takes us back to the child-like wonder of blowing bubbles. The Hubble Bubble pendant light is made of glass bubbles in either an oil-iridescent or frosted finish and can be hung both horizontally and vertically. Available at Space Furniture.

    Map 1 Wall Light by Eric De Dormaël

    The sculptural form of the Map 1 Wall Light by French designer Eric De Dormaël for DCW Éditions provides a Brutalist nod to a bygone era. A composition of shapes cast from brass, the feature wall light creates a modern tension between light, shadow, reflection and patterns, leaving a lasting impression. Available from Spence & Lyda.

    Asmara modular seating by Bernard Govin

    The undulating, low profile of the Asmara modular seating has made an iconic comeback this year to celebrate the 160th anniversary of Ligne Roset. Originally designed by Bernard Govin in the late 1960s to ‘hug the contours of the body in an aesthetically human design’ the only tweaked element has been the innovative use of materials to further enhance the comfort of this covetable piece of history. Ligne Roset is available at Domo Furniture.

    Lud’o Lounge Chair by Patricia Urquiola

    Blurring the boundaries of fashion, design and sustainability comes the Lud’o Lounge Chair by Patricia Urquiola. In honour of her mentor and great Italian designer; Ludovico Magistretti, the new Lud’o Lounge Chair for Cappellini from Cult Design, is a uniquely morphing armchair. With all the comfort of a tailored jacket including a removable seat cover made from recycled PET bottles, Urquiola delivers a renewable design without forsaking on comfort.

    “….A piece of furniture capable of living multiple lives: it is a daily object that perfectly interprets our sustainability pact with the environment.”


    – Patricia Urquiola, on the design of her new Lud’o Lounge Chair from Cult Design

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