Founded in 2004 by Alzira Peixoto and Carlos Mendoca, Simple Forms Design’s aptly named Cork collection embraces sustainability with style in a variety of products, including bowls, serving trays, and lighting. Harvested from Portugal’s cork forests, which is responsible for more than half of the world’s cork output and is one of the most successful examples of sustainable agroforestry, Simple Form Design’s products are made from a highly renewable and recyclable materials. This, coupled with their modern aesthetic appeal, makes Cork a must-have.
Another gem from the design duo Tweelink, the Madame Eiffel chandelier is comprised of 324 Eiffel Tower key rings with a foundation and three levels, just like the one in Paris. Kitschy up close, jaw-dropping elegant from a distance, Madame Eiffel’s larger-than-life message is to “repurpose” materials to make something new and wonderful that can be used in a practical sense, such as lighting.