In Every Tree
Carlo Bevilacqua In Every Tree

In Every Tree Phonohorn “Loudspeakers today are so minimal,” says Maria Larsson, 32 (at left), of the Swedish duo In Every Tree. “We wanted ours to be a sculpture with sound.” “We also wanted to take memory into the present,” chimes in partner Maria Olevik, 35, a self-confessed vinyl junkie. The result, the Phonohorn, a bone-china loudspeaker shaped like a Victrola’s bell, allows listeners to experience 21st century music in 19th century style. The horn, which measures 55 by 60 centimeters and weighs 2.5 kilos (about 5.5 pounds), hooks up to an amplifier with stereo wire. The Marias cast each Phonohorn themselves using a slip mold technique, then fire it in their studio inside an old ceramic factory in the town of Lidköping.

Carlo Bevilacqua Undpartner

Undpartner Panay A shower, bathtub, and washbasin combined into a single unit, Panay embodies the trend of bathrooms that look good enough for the living room. Its production is a family affair. Barbara Gollackner, 27, and Michael Walder, 29, run Austrian studio Undpartner. When Gollackner’s brother and father, both wood joiners, wanted a signature item for their company, Tischlerei Gollackner, the four collaborated on Panay. Aside from tools for ablution, the unit offers thoughtful amenities like a built-in bench, electrical sockets, and towel hooks. “We never could have afforded to have someone else construct it,” says Gollackner. “And [my brother and father] never could had afforded a designer to design it.”

1+1 Studio
Carlo Bevilacqua 1+1 Studio

1+1 Studio Vittorio For those who love modern furnishings but have a soft spot for antiques, Vittorio provides the perfect solution. Able to serve as a bookcase, commode, or room divider, the lacquered-wood unit has cutouts that extend through the piece. Each cutout is matched with a two-faced drawer that has a traditional chromium-plated pull on one side and a clean, contemporary front on the other, allowing the drawer-fronts to be mixed and matched. Or the drawers can be foregone entirely, with the cutouts filled by tomes or objects. “You can change its face in an infinite number of ways,” says Federico Zamagna, 37, of Vittorio, which he designed with Francesca Ciaccasassi, 36, his partner in the Italian design firm 1+1 Studio. Vittorio is part of the four-year-old company’s no.old collection, and is available with a beveled-glass or marble top and in a variety of hues.

Carlo Bevilacqua Pharata

Pharata Makkalee Inspired by the Makkaleepon fruit, which resembles a woman’s body in profile and features heavily into Thai mythology, the Makkalee pendant lamp puts traditional craft to a modern use. Bangkok-based Pharata Sri-onnlha, 35, designed the cascading shades, which are crocheted by artisans in the north of Thailand from fibers derived from the native yai kancha plant. Each shade comes with a removable internal metal frame and can be made in any size. Makkalee is not Sri-onnlha’s first experiment with textiles: At last year’s Salone Satellite she exhibited Lazy Cat, a steel-framed chair upholstered with synthetic string, and The Gang, a family of wayward dolls made from scraps of fabric.