Having grown up in Australia, I made my first acquaintance with the Moomins rather later than my Swedish/Finnish counterparts. Enchanted still, I love the expressive, stylised images and beautiful linework of Tove Jansson’s illustrations, not to mention the characters themselves. Alvar Aalto stools are the archetypal stool (I have two, and they won’t be my last). Finnish brand Artek is releasing four pieces from the Aalto collection with Moomin characters lolloping across the face. Table 90B, Stool 60, Children’s Stool NE60 and Children’s chair N65 are all participating. More Artek re-releases from an earlier post, here. More from Artek, here.
Another exciting re-issue, Louis Poulsen’s wonderful, iconic PH5 (I wrote about a perfect pendant, here) has been released with new colour combinations, including coconut white, army green/dark grey, dark grey/turquoise and wasabi green. The spacers which hold the shades in position are finished in bronze, and they are all a soft, matt finish.
I love the soft coconut white-on-white, and the dark grey/turquoise; what about you? More, here.
Also love this round-up of five modern design icons in Dwell, including Eero Aarnio and Lina Bo Bardi, here.
I envisage the iconic PH5 in our library:))). Love it! bests Mx
The dark grey/turquoise would be my Louis Poulsen lamp – favourite, too. One day I’ll hopefully own one of them, it’s on my always growing wishlist for the time when I live in a bigger place that needs more lamps…
i love that one! i know, sometimes it’s a little depressing specifying lovely things for other people. one day… 🙂
I love the moomins and so do my little girls, they’d love these stools, so cute! But not as much as their Mummy would love the PH5 in the grey / turquoise – stunning! 🙂
aha, PH5 grey/turquoise is fab! the stools are so sweet, even for my little one who hasn’t yet met the moomins.. thanks for stopping by 🙂