Utility Design | The Design Hunter Edit

Hay Pallisade garden chair and table | Design Hunter

Utility Design is a store I've often come across while searching for UK online stockists of my favourite Scandi design brands like Hay, Gubi, Menu, Iittala or Muuto, most recently when hunting for the new Pallisade garden furniture collection from Hay (above) which launched in Milan earlier this year.

Alongside leading Scandi brands they are also stockists of some of the best known Italian, Dutch and British design brands - including Flos, Mooi, Cassina and Tom Dixon as well as Swiss owned Vitra. They offer a wide range of modern furniture, lighting, home accessories and gifts and in today's post I've teamed up with them to pick out a few of my favourite pieces.

Gubi Randaccio mirror by Gio Ponti | Design Hunter

I love the luxe modernist vibe of this Randaccio mirror from Gubi which was designed in 1925 by Gio Ponti for his own home in Milan. An inherently simple design, it is elevated into a stunningly elegant piece by the crown detail which Gio Ponti used in several of his works.

Utility Design | The Design Hunter Edit

mirror  |  vases  |  blanket  |  lamp  |  bird  | cushion   |  chair

I've also picked out these porcelain Balance vases by Muuto. Reminiscent of the shapes of ancient Greek vases, but with a modern Nordic simplicity, they are secured to the accompanying tray with a magnet so that they don't topple over. You can never own too many vases and I'm already imagining the hours of Instagram styling fun I could have with these.

For pattern I've chosen the mid-century Dots blanket by Charles and Ray Eames from Vitra which I've teamed up with the Vitra Eames house bird. The concrete table lamp is from Menu and was designed by Jonas Wagell and the cushion in Kvadrat's 'Hero' fabric is from Hay.

Along with rust and claret (check out my Pinterest board here), I've been increasingly drawn towards shades of tobacco and cognac recently. This cognac leather Fiber Chair by Copenhagen based duo Isokos-Berlin for Muuto is stripped of all unneccessary details and is designed to be perfect for nesting yourself into.

Finally, the classic String modular Shelving System designed by Nils Strinning has long been on my wish list. It's pictured here with beautiful styling by Lotta Agaton in lovely soft shades of tobacco.

String Shelving Unit | Utility Design

Posted in collaboration with Utility Design.