Discover Benelux, Issue 75, March 2020

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Discover Benelux  |  Design  |  Desirable Designs

DESIRABLE DESIGNS

Here comes the sun Spring is finally around the corner, and with it come those fragile first rays of sun we’ve all been craving throughout the cold winter months. But March weather is notoriously volatile, so we suggest bringing the sunshine into your home at every opportunity. Here are five designs that will brighten up even the dreariest day. TEXT: MAYA WITTERS  |  PRESS PHOTOS

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1. Sunny centrepiece

2. Smell the flowers

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Spring means an abundance of blooming flowers, and who can resist bringing some of that beauty into their home? Give your bouquet a worthy pedestal with the Speckle Vase from &Klevering, whose soulful home designs have made it a household name in the Netherlands and beyond. €45 www.klevering.nl

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3. Get carried away Berlin-based brand Ucon Acrobatics anchors all its designs in ethical, sustainable and eco-friendly manufactur-ing practices – and on top of all that, it makes stunning bags, too. Its versatile Jasper Backpack will be sure to put a spring in your step. Bonus: it’s waterproof, so your belongings are safe even if the weather turns. €89.99 www.ucon-acrobatics.com

Sofacompany is synonymous with highquality, sustainable Danish design, and its striking Flora chair is no exception. Its soft lines and warm amber colour will make this comfy seat the eye-catcher of your living room, and undoubtedly the most popular spot in the house. €399 www.sofacompany.com

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4. Eyes on the prize

5. Cosy in yellow

With the sun showing its face again, it’s important to protect your eyes while you’re out and about. And what better way than with eco-friendly, Belgian design? Antonio Verde creates stylish designs from sustainable sources, like this Alicante Panter model with a recycled frame and bamboo temples. €59.95 www.eco-sunglasses.com

If your interior is in need of a refresh, Hinck Amsterdam has got you covered with its extensive Ochre pillow collection. With over 20 designs in hues ranging from citrusy yellow to blazing gold, there’s something here for everyone. And you can never have too many pillows, right? From €35 www.hinck.nl

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