Published on : Tuesday, January 30, 2018
At imm Cologne 2018, German design brand Authentics presented a number of new high-end and functional everyday objects from wood, metal and textile. The versatile products constitute practical and long-time companions, which make everyday life easier and more beautiful.
Three products mark the starting point of a series of Shaker-inspired products from the Furnishing Utopia study, which Authentics will introduce as part of the collection in 2018. Pivotal for the enthusiasm for the products is the formal strictness, clear lines and orientation on functionality and longevity of the objects, intrinsic to Shaker design, which represent many parallels to the values and orientation of Authentics. In the course of 2018 the Authentics’ Shaker series will be complemented by products from amongst others Norm Architects, Studio Gorm and Studio Tolvanen.
The set of trays Norm Trays from Norm Architects in wood is an aesthetic eye-catcher and practical assistant in the kitchen or living area. Consisting of three trays in different sizes, the design with characteristic suspension point is inspired by the typical Shaker design, which enables the suspension on the wall. From the Furnishing Utopia study, Authentics presents the set of trays in natural oak as well as five additional bold colours. The hook is part of the product.
BRUSH NO.1, NO.2, NO.3
These functional brushes Brush no.1, no.2 and no.3 have a playful appearance. Also from the Furnishing Utopia study, the handbrush, dust brush and keyboard brush designed by Zoë Mowat represent practical and eye-catching everydav objects, whose design is inspired by the Shaker movement. Every handle of the differently sized handbrushes is marked with a typical Shaker colour, to specify location and function of the brush. With the handbrushes Authentics introduces functional everyday helpers into its collection, which in their simplicity, materiality and colour also function as attractive eye-catcher.
With Door Stop, Authentics presents a versatile and poetic product. The differently formed bodies from wood with heavy base in granit convince with their formal beauty and craftsmanship finesse. Also from the Furnishing Utopia study, the turned door stops with their soft sculptural forms are a characteristic, Shaker inspired product. In addition to the use as door stop, the harmonic wood objects can also be used as paper weights, book end or just eye-catching item. A ring from plastic on the underside provides for slip-resistant use.
The new textile storage baskets NU, by Studio Besau-Marguerre, have a practical as well as stylish effect in the room. Available in four different sizes and a broad range of colours, the geometric baskets from soft textile stylishly provide for order and organisation at home. With a practical division, toys, laundry, magazines or knitting can thus be arranged and stored. If needed, the practical baskets can be folded and stored away.
Catch-all is a reduced and truly versatile product with endless usages. From powder-coated steel tubes, the wall-mounted Catch-all is practical and aesthetic shelf and storage for a range of bits and pieces in the entrance area or the kitchen. Hats, gloves and scarves as well as – with low mounting – shoes, find space here. With its grid structure, Catch-all can also be used as a wardrobe. Authentics offers the storage in a broad range of bold colours from the collection.