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Wallpaper* Design Awards 2019: Best Natural Selection

 

“Ori mirror is hinged so it can be oriented to guide daylight into a room, thus engendering a sense of wellbeing”

The following is an extract from an article published by Wallpaper* in February 2019. You can read the full article here.

 

“Each year, we celebrate all the very best in design from the past year in the Wallpaper* Design Awards. What follows is a visual feast of the hottest design, architecture and fashion high-fliers for 2019, from disco divas to handcrafted games compendiums, from iridescent beauties to smoky glass forms… take a whirl through our deserving winners.

 

Best natural selection

 

Our leafy urban oasis brings the outdoors in

We were moved by the principles of biophilic design to create a space that seamlessly blends the domestic and the natural. Inspiration came from crafts-focused brand Another Country, whose ‘Ori’ mirror is hinged so it can be oriented to guide daylight into a room, thus engendering a sense of wellbeing. In a further attempt to bring the outside in, we looked at Swiss company WormUp, whose home composter is an elegant alternative to standard composting solutions, with its structure of modular, sleek burnt clay cylinders. Our interior garden space is complete with Luca Nichetto’s ‘Esedra’ sunbed – a terrace lounger good enough to hold its own indoors – and Quartier’s ‘Geta’ planters, their silhouettes inspired by the eponymous Japanese wooden sandals, while Farrow & Ball’s new ‘Paean Black’ provides a serene backdrop.”

 

The Ori Collection

 

The Ori Wall Mirror is part of the Ori Collection, our inaugural collaborative furniture collection with Another Country, which demonstrates how design can be used to improve well-being. The Ori Collection is inspired by Ekkist’s ‘Ori House’, the UK’s first house typology designed specifically to benefit the health and well-being of the building’s occupants, based on the innovative WELL Building Standard™.

Catherine Aitken, Design Director at Another Country, who led the project, said, “The Ori Wall Mirror was designed in response to Ekkist’s Well-being principles and as part of a broader conversation with Ekkist about what constitutes a healthy home and a more mindful sense of being. A healthy home environment is light filled and this mirror is hinged so it can be orientated to reflect daylight around the room, as well as providing a generous bedroom or hallway mirror. With a renewed emphasis placed on the materials we surround ourselves with, this mirror alongside the other items in the Ori Collection aims to celebrate a home environment more connected to nature, in a small way bringing the outside in.”