"Wooden Carpet" by Elisa Strozyk -- a reinterpretation of a floor covering that can change between 2 and 3 dimensions
The "Klara" chair by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso -- with its never-ending combinations of textures, colours and beautiful construction, in wicker, teal and red. This chair is my absolute favourite object of the whole fair.
It can be difficult to convincingly develop a project that has a strong character like Shay Alkalays "Pivot" console for Arco -- the 2011 collection at Design Post showed the principle sensitively expanded into a desk and vanity table. The project maintains its essence while taking on a whole new direction.
Changing the common orientation of bookshelves from vertical to horizontal brings a unusually casual character to Studio Parade's "Paperback Bookshelf."
"Totem" by Vincent Van Duysen -- a monolithic cabinet with a surprising twisting mechanism.
Bordbar brings the pared back beauty of airline trolleys to the domestic interior at the IMM.
Shai Akram met Andrew Haythornthwaite while studying at the Royal College of Art, the two now run their own design practice and are also members of the Okay Studio collective. Her projects cover creative direction and design for interiors, events, and furniture/product ranges. Shaiâ€™s work is a combination of practice and theory, translating research and ideology into objects and visual language. Her work has been exhibited internationally and projects have taken her to China, New Zealand and Italy- although Shai loves to travel, she secretly wishes she would stay in one place long enough to have a cat.