We are really proud to be apart of Luca Nichetto’s vision for his new collection launch with De La Espada at Maison & Objet in Paris. Luca Nichetto wanted to create a living environment to show his new collection and specified many of these lifestyle products to be sent from Mjolk in Toronto, to Paris.
The new 109Q Match cabinet was displayed with the Sucabaruca coffee set, designed by Luca Nichetto for Mjolk
Jicon mugs by Oji Masanori
Brass tool holders by Oji Masanori
The Sarpaneva cast iron pot
as well as a collection of ceramics designed by Luca.
A detail of the hardware on the Match cabinet with Jicon mugs by Oji Masanori peeking out.
You can see the rest of the collection on the De La Espada website, and you can contact us directly if you have any questions about the new work.
We never formally got to introduce all of the individual works in the Garden Works collection by Anderssen & Voll, so I thought I would share each piece along with some words by A&V.
Anderssen & Voll on the Garden Works Project:
The herb pot containers are primarily meant as safe havens for the pots of fresh herbs you buy at the grocery store. In our experience these herbs lead an unsafe existence once they hit the kitchen counter: heavily plucked and with no designated place to stay.
The pots are made from hand thrown terracotta, the side opening promotes watering the soil from the bottom instead of from the top, which displaces soil and exposes sensitive root systems. Watering from the bottom promotes healthy root growth and as a result, a bigger plant.
The opening on the side also allows you to pour away excess water 20 minutes after watering.
Herb Pot Large
Min Watering Can
Indoor gardening is a miniature world. Clean, cultivated and controlled. In this context, we wanted to work with the watering can as a precision tool: a big, softly shaped wooden handle with references to kitchen utensils, a relatively small volume of water leading out in a long and precise spout. The ornamental dialogue between the sensuous shape of the handle and the drawings of the wood grain is something we really appreciate in this product.
The water saver has basically the same function as a PET-water bottle turned upside down. The water is filtered through the soil and seeps slowly into the pot. We adapted this function to a sculptural glass object that mimics the plant and that would be nice enough to park in your flower pots even when it’s not in use.
New Mexico Cactus Pots
Cacti and succulents enjoy being watered directly into well drained soil. Their roots should never be standing in water. Our answer to this was to lift the pot on a short stem above the water collecting disc. The ornament on the disc as well as the chosen colour palette (not pictured) is influenced by our image of sun baked landscapes and the natural habitats of cacti: New Mexico, Arizona or even closer destinations like The Canary Islands.