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On December 9th, Pantone announced not only one, but two “colours of the year”. The two colours for 2021 are PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Grey and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating.
The two colours are said to be independent but complementary, symbolising a theme of unity and support. This palette combination represents optimism and resilience following an unmistakably challenging year.
Architects have used these colours in social, domestic and care spaces to portray positivity and hope. Below are some examples.
Modern Resale wrote an interesting article that is just up our alley. It explains how to tell if your designer furniture or lighting is authentic. The value of choosing luxury furniture and lighting instead of copies is so important.
Here are some steps from the article:
“You Will Always Get What You Pay For
Before we look into ways to differentiate an original from a fake, let’s quickly see some important reasons why an original production will always be the best. Remember that you will always get what you pay for. The benefits of getting a genuine and original piece far outweigh the disappointment you will get over time from buying a replica. When you opt for the original:
•You can comfortably and safely use the piece knowing fully well that each product is designed to the quality and exacting specifications intended by the designer and brand that produced it.
•They are more comfortable than the replica. While the replica loses its comfort with time because of inferior production techniques and materials, an original will continue to provide comfort for years.
•You will continue to enjoy your modern masterpiece while it retains value for many years.
•Each product will have a lifespan that will likely be 3 times that of a replica, which literately amounts to a lesser cost in the end.
•They improve the value of your home and thus improve the overall market value of your property.
•In some cases where there is an issue, most original luxury pieces come with years of warranty to further reinforce your confidence in the product.”
Read more of the article here.
Jaime Hayon grew up in a skateboarding and graffiti culture in his youth, which had a massive influence on how his work is portrayed today – being bold, yet whimsical. After Jaime studied industrial design in Paris and Madrid, he worked for several companies over 8 years, until he finally broke away to work on his own.
Jaime is an incredible artist, his work has been featured in the catalogues of practically every major international brands we sell for, such as &Tradition, Parachilna, Hay, Muuto, Vitra and lastly Nanimarquina, who he recently interviewed with.
Click here to view.
Tom Dixon’s Opal Pendant ceiling lights and SLAB chairs (which were launched at the Milan Salone in April 2019)
are featured in the new Pastaio restaurant in London, UK and we’re obsessed with this look!
Pastaio’s interiors are bold and focus on fresh pasta, displaying their dishes on multi-coloured plates and Terazzo
tabletops with oversized chunks of marble in them, it’s safe to say that they make a statement.
Pastaio is situated on Westfield White City’s ‘Eat Street’. We encourage you to go and have a look.
Follow the link provided for more information: https://bit.ly/2OJOQQ9
Suggestive of the sky at dusk, classic blue has been chosen as the colour of the year 2020. Pantone’s colour of the year has been a massive influence on all design-related businesses for the past 20 years. From interior design to graphic design, Pantone’s colour experts set the colour trends every year.
Classic Blue is said to be peaceful, calm and is said to attribute adherence and dependability. This colour was chosen due to its serenity to the human spirit.
Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman said “A boundless blue evocative and of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow to communication.”
Several articles have mentioned how no one knew what Pantone was when they first brought out “colour of the year” and it is now relied on by everyone in the design industry.
Comment below and let us know what you think of this year’s new Pantone colour?
We are ecstatic to announce that for the whole of March and February, Créma Design will be displaying a pop-up showroom at 99 Juta Street, in Braamfonetein, Johannesburg. The official party for the party takes place on the 7th of March, running from 6pm until after 9pm. There will be drinks, snacks and a live hip-hop infused, gender and genre blending performance from local performer Mx Blouse. This is an essential stop off for your First Thursday experience – trust.
For us, this will be an opportunity to showcase yet unseen lighting designs by acclaimed British designer Tom Dixon whose current love affair with black is both rigorous and timeless – even a little fetishistic.
Drawing viewers out of the light and into the shadows, this nuanced altar of black design pieces from lacquered and glossy to honed and perforated is destined to titillate. This seductive line up will include Dixon’s Melt and Cut Pendants as well as ‘Copper Shades’ in a new black finish – with Boom and Bell table lamps all arranged and displayed in trailblazing curatorial style.
Visitors can expect a Salone del Mobile calibre installation that takes Art Deco minimalism and spikes it with a modern Eastern aesthetic. This dark and dramatic cast will be presented against a backdrop of graphic marbleized monochromatic wallpaper, and a showstopper architectural staircase.
Besides evocative lighting displays there will also be a curated exhibit of other desirable lighting and furniture pieces, inspired by Dixon’s insatiable bent for black – these will be pulled from a number of leading brands within our catalogue including Muuto, Diesel, &Tradition, Lee Broom, HAY, Gubi and FLOS.
The new year at CRÉMA welcomes new products into both our Cape Town and Johannesburg showrooms – here are a few of our favourites.
We look forward to giving you a tour upon your visit!
Spider Ceiling Light from Serge Mouille
Offcut Stool from Tom Dixon
Outline Sofa from Muuto