Modern life has gone mobile, and the freedom and flexibility of high-tech devices has finally been extended to the sound system. The portable Beolit 12 compact speaker, created by Danish designer Cecilie Manz for B&O Play, means anyone can be a DJ—right from their iPhone. Integrated Apple AirPlay technology means that songs can be played wirelessly from any iPhone, and its lightweight, portable construction allows for music wherever music is needed—from the living room to the park. It’s no surprise that the Beolit was awarded the 2012 Red Dot Design Award, and like all Bang & Olufsen creations, its inner qualities are matched by exceptional aesthetics: a perforated aluminium body and sturdy leather handle combine for smart, stylish portability. House party, dinner party, or nightly kitchen party for one: turn up the volume on the soundtrack of your life.
Hanging Egg Chair In- and Outdoor by Sika Design
First created by renowned design duo Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel in 1959, Danish label Sika Design has brought back perhaps the most iconic rattan piece of the decade: the Hanging Egg Chair. With the unmistakably soft and organic lines that characterise the Ditzel’s designs, the re-release of the Hanging Egg Chair returns classic mid-century freedom to modern interiors—and in the case of this synthetic material outdoor version, gardens.