This week’s product roundup

By Elspeth Pridham
June 25, 2020

Here are three products that caught Studio’s attention this week – Hoxton taps from Perrin & Rowe, a metal effect resin finish from Fameed Khalique and the distinctive Ruff chair designed for Moroso by Patricia Urquiola

British manufacturer Perrin & Rowe has introduced additions to its Hoxton collection of contemporary brassware. Launched in 2019, the Hoxton range takes its name from the creative area of Shoreditch in East London, and is influenced by the industrial surroundings of former factories and warehouses. The Hoxton collection combines a slim spout with soft, curvaceous lines. New products added to the collection this month include a tall, single lever basin mixer and a range of wall-mounted mixers.

The Fameed Khalique showroom in Chelsea’s Furniture & Arts Building claims to contain the world’s largest selection of luxury surface samples under one roof. The collection includes liquid metal resin finishes with deceptive designs emulating brass or bronze. The lightweight and customisable surfaces allow for metal like finishes to be used in a host of situations including panelling, decorative features, cabinetry and furniture. The latest designs to join the collections are inspired by nature and organic forms, adding polished and distressed metal finishes to undulating surfaces and cracked earth patina, textural ripples and deep bronze ridges. Bespoke options available. (Aurora patinated brass shown)

The Ruff chair, designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso, experiments with binary geometry to combine seat and back to great effect. The lounge chair, primarily designed for the hospitality sector, features wide arm rests that wrap around the seat to create a harmonious combination of curved and straight lines. Urquiola says the chair is a tribute to the sculptor Eduardo Chillida who said, “I can operate in many different fields, but the affinity with art, and the thing that all different forms of art have in common, is that they are forced to offer two components that can’t both be missing at the same time: poetry, you have to have poetry, and construction. Otherwise, you don’t get art.”