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We’re only a week into 2022 and the latest collections are already setting a tranquil tone for the new year. While some brands turned to curvy shapes and cozy fabrics for inspiration, others upgraded classic items with modern technology to help make everyone’s lives a little easier. From leather-clad statement daybeds to voice-activated luxury showerheads, here are some highlights from the most recent round of launches.
Independent designer co-op Colony called on New York–based design and architecture firm Workshop/APD for the first installment of its new collaborative series, called the Principals Collection. The sculptural assortment features five luxe yet minimalist-friendly furniture pieces, including a shapely leather-wrapped daybed and a gently curved dining chair with a channel-tufted cushion.
Danish brand Ferm Living debuted an artful collaboration with textile designer Berit Mogensen Lopez. The collection, called Entire, offers upholstery, lampshades and a tapestry blanket in a graphic abstract print that the Copenhagen-based artist designed using watercolor and paper cutouts.
New York–based multidisciplinary design firm Feyz Studio unveiled a characterful lighting collection called Sunset Drive. Inspired by the architectural history and culture of designer Feyza Kemahlioglu’s native Istanbul, the series features five linear pendant lights composed of hand-carved clay and tinted glass bulbs that cast a soft, candy-colored glow.
Kohler rolled out eight new additions to its smart home portfolio at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. The sleek assortment spans voice-activated showerhead valves and controls, touchless faucets, and a state-of-the-art bathtub system that allows you to draw a bath from your smartphone.
In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, Technogym teamed up with Christian Dior to release a limited-edition series of fashion-forward fitness products. Available at select Dior pop-up stores—in locations including London, Beverly Hills, New York and Tokyo—the design-savvy collaboration includes an app-enabled treadmill, a multifunctional workout bench and an exercise ball adorned with the iconic Parisian fashion house’s logo.
Walker Zanger introduced three mosaic designs into its bestselling Calacata, Bera & Beren, Cava Bianco, and Foussana tile collections. Each of the geometric patterns—Hive, Herringbone and Hexagon—is available in seven versatile colorways and can be applied as either flooring or a wallcovering.
Bella Notte Linens debuted a swoonworthy bedding collection named Bria. Crafted small-batch style in the San Francisco area, the artisanally made assortment features bedsheets and pillows composed of buttery soft 600-thread-count cotton, hand-dyed in your choice of 18 dreamy hues ranging from crisp white to deep midnight blue.
Homepage photo: The Entire tapestry blanket by Berit Mogensen Lopez for Ferm Living| Courtesy of Ferm Living