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Vera Dieckmann shares her five favourite design objects

Vera Dieckmann shares her five favourite design objects

Interior designer and CEO of XO Atelier reveals what makes these products special

Vera Dieckmann, Objects of Desire, Design objects

Tronic throw by Kvadrat

Designed by Raf Simmons, it is one of my favourite items. I have a special connection with it as Kvadrat invited me to the official launch of the collection in London, and I had a chance to chat with Simmons about his designs and inspirations. The dip-dye technique and the ombre effect is a recurring theme in my work.

Exeter side table by District Eight

I can say it was love at first sight — nothing explains my design taste more than the side and coffee tables from the District Eight collection. The combination of concrete, brass and wood brings the materials together in a beautiful contrast in this architectural piece.

Cyrus armchair by District Eight

I like the clean lines, the minimal and functional design in combination with the contrasting materials in this seating furniture.

Mantis lamp by DCW edition

It’s my favourite design object that I own. Bernard Schottlander created the 1951 elegant mid-century style and clever system of counterweights, inspired by the artist, Alexander Calder, which has influenced my work.

D’oro rug by XO Atelier

I love our first finalised rug, inspired by clouds and reflections of the sun. The carpet is based on a watercolour painting, which has been translated into 36 colours and has been hand-knotted in Nepal.

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