Agenda - Product Design
Colour my day
Arne Jacobsen's best-selling stacking chair, the Series 7, has just got brighter. This chair now comes in seven new colours making sure this classic remains utterly contemporary, from the dramatic neon pink that lights up a room to sophisticated olive. The colours have been selected by seven young designers who have already established hot reputations: Maarten Baas, Arik Levy, Fabio Novembre, Jaime Hayon, Sebastian Bergne, Nendo and Autoban. Available from Aluminium.
Ready, set, glow
Via Lattea is an avant-garde air-filled sofa collection which glows in the dark. Created by Mario Bellini for Meritalia, Via Lattea is filled with transparent bubbles of air. It's also made of recycled fibres. The Meritalia site says: '[Via Lattea] is a project that goes against the trend and is in constant evolution, based on the use of materials that are alien to the traditional world of padded furniture. Visit www.meritalia.com for details.
Following the global success of her formal tableware, Vera Wang has evoked a relaxed, casual style for modern-day dining with her new Naturals tabletop collection for Wedgwood. Sharing the same aesthetic ideals as her fashion designs, Wang's tableware fuses elegant luxury and modernity in a soft matte finish with a hint of sheen in neutral shades. Available at Lane Crawford.
Sound of retro
Tune in to a funky object and be eco-friendly at the same time with Areaware's hand-crafted, classic retro Magno Radio. The radio is made of wood from sustainable forests - for every tree used in production, a new one is planted. Designer Singgih Kartono uses wood for his radios not just based on aesthetics but on his appreciation of wood's simplicity and organic vitality. The Magno Radio combines the most current mp3 player-compatible electronics. Available at Lane Crawford.