8 home pieces that will define interior design in 2020
Interior design, like fashion, comes and goes in cycles. While it might be on a slightly bigger scale, It sofas, lights and even mirrors really are a thing. We’re seeing it happen in front of our eyes, right now.
Not sure what we’re talking about? A quick scroll through Instagram will reveal a certain aesthetic — one where curvy neon mirrors, low-key boucle sofas and understated marble plinths reign supreme. And just like all trends these pieces are having a moment. Some are new, and others design legends of the past — but all have one thing in common: they’re everywhere.
Below, we’ve rounded up just a few of the pieces we’ve (and the rest of social media) come to love in 2020, so you can ensure you’ve got your furniture lingo all down pat. No one wants to be the last one to the party, right?
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1. B&B Italia’s ‘Camaleonda’ sofa
Designed in 1971 by Mario Bellini, B&B Italia’s famous Camaleonda sofa has become something of a design staple thanks to its intriguing bulbous shape and chunky curves. Due to a surge in popularity, the sofa has been reissued by B&B Italia with a new, even more comfortable filling. One for the true design fans, a Camaleonda is a serious bucket list buy.
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2. Ettore Sottsass ‘Ultrafragola’ mirror
This mirror is so famous it has its own Instagram filter — but there’s a bigger story behind the neon waves. First designed in the 80s by the Italian master of Memphis, Ettore Sottsass, the mirror didn’t gain popularity until much later in the new millennium. Now, in the age of Instagram, it’s having a revival thanks to its photogenic frame. You can read up more on the mirror here.
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3. Any Pierre Jeanneret chair
After being commissioned in the 1950s by the Indian government to provide furniture for officials in Chandigarh, Swiss architect Pierre Jeanneret happened to produce what is now one of the most well-known designs of the 20th century. With a boxy, wooden frame and rattan inserts, Jeanneret’s ‘Easy’ and ‘Kangaroo’ chairs are essentially everywhere right now — it appears a new build isn’t complete with a piece of Jeanneret’s genius. It’s near impossible to get your hands on an original without spending a small fortune, but Tigmi Trading in Byron Bay stock pieces from Project Chandigarh, the best way to get an authentic piece of Jeanneret’s icon.
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4. Almost anything by Pierre Paulin
Legendary French designer Pierre Paulin is having a serious moment for a number of his chairs, including the ‘Pacha’ for Gubi, the ‘Groovy’ for Artifort and the ‘Pumpkin’ for Ligne Roset. With their smooth lines (often in boucle cream finishes) and slightly chubby silhouette, Paulin’s signature 60s and 70s style works perfectly in a contemporary palette.
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5. Just Adele marble plinths and tables
There are plenty of marble tables out there, but none have taken off quite as rapidly as those from Melbourne-based Just Adele. Founded by Adele Cotruzzola, the brand’s simple and no fuss recycled stone tables are guaranteed to add personality to every room. Seen on every corner of the internet, Cotruzzola’s clean designs have certainly solidified their place in the hearts of interior design fans.
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6. Anissa Kermiche vases
Anissa Kermiche might be best known for her jewellery, but it’s her objects and vases which are sweeping the world, one ceramic female form at a time. From her cheeky nudie vases to candlesticks in the shapes of womanly figurines, Kermiche’s designs make for a pretty alternative to traditional vessels.
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7. Knoll ‘Wassily’ lounge chair
One of the oldest designs to make a comeback in the 2020s, Knoll’s Wassily chair is almost 100 years young — and was originally a staple of the revolutionary Bauhaus movement. Designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925, the piece was originally inspired by a bicycle and has since become a design icon thanks to its simple form and comfortable figure. It’s a favourite among many bloggers, who are no doubt drawn to the shape for its simple and versatile aesthetic.
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8. Lex Pott ‘Twist’ candle
Who would have thought a candle could gain such traction. As it turns out, Lex Pott’s signature twist candle is proving viral candles are most certainly a thing. The Dutch designer’s curvy, colourful twists can be perfectly placed on almost any surface — and are best left as objects. Candles as the new lamps? Maybe so.