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The winter blues never looked so good. When Pantone unveiled its colour of the year – Classic Blue – at the end of 2019, we breathed a collective sigh of relief: here was a hue we could all agree on. It works in doses small and big, and it seems a number of brands were ready to embrace it from the get-go. Here are 10 products that make the most of Pantone’s Classic Blue.

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Jazz Seating by Pedrali
Pedrali Jazz chair in Pantone Classic Blue

A classic collection meets a classic hue. Much of Pedrali’s extensive portfolio of workplace seating – including the Folk and Jamaica collections, as well as the popular Buddy pouffes – is now available in Pantone’s 2020 colour. The streamlined Jazz family of chairs looks particularly handsome in blue, with slender frames and understated contours creating an elegantly subdued canvas for colour.

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31.1 by OAO Works for Bocci
31.3 glass collection

Inspired by the centuries-old formulas of Czech glassmaking tradition, the 31.3 collection by OAO Works also owes its distinct form to mathematician Roger Penrose’s explorations of “five-fold tiling” repetition. It’s a rarified provenance, and a good-looking result. Available in groups of 8, 18, and 41 glass elements, the pieces are designed to be re-arranged in various compositions. In Classic Blue, it allows for any number of moody masterpieces.

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Pantone Classic Blue by New Ravenna
a rich mosaic bathroom pattern in an array of blue tones

Ranging from rich Lapis Lazuli to off-white pastels, subtle variations in tone create a series of luxurious mosaics. Suitable for indoor and outdoor installation in both residential and commercial spaces, New Ravenna’s mosaics are an opulent product of the zeitgeist – but one that feels surprisingly timeless.

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Albume by Antoniolupi
ablume basin and faucet in Pantone Classic Blue

At 2019’s Maison&Objet, Antoniulupi unveiled a veritable rainbow, with the free-standing Albume washbasin offered in over a dozen hues. Combining a monolithically solid faucet with a translucent and sculptural basin, Albume creates an appealingly energetic contrast. From a tantalizing plethora of available colours, blue is an obvious standout for 2020.

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Pantone Luggage Collection by Away
Four sizes of the Pantone Classic Blue collection of Away suitcases

There’s no mistaking this one on the luggage carousel. From wheels to handle, it’s blue. The unapologetically bold colour lends the Pantone edition of Away’s streamlined suitcases an unmistakable appearance. The bags are available in four sizes, with optional built-in – and TSA-approved – battery power.

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Oslo sofa series by Muuto
A selection of Oslo seating by Muuto in a living room context

Exemplifying Anderssen & Voll’s Norwegian style and Muuto’s Danish manufacturing, the Oslo sofa family encompasses two- and three-seater options as well as a lounge chair and pouffe, all on powder-coated aluminum legs. The series is upholstered in Kvadrat textiles – including this deep azure tone.

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Eos Table by Sé
A whiteout photo of the Eos Table by Sé

Ini Archibong’s voluptuous designs for Sé include the Eos Table, which cantilevers a disc-like top above a ceramic or lacquered base. “I wanted the top and base to interact like concentric ovals, giving a feeling of perpetual motion,” says Archibong.

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Tress by Foscarini
Tress by Foscarini Inline Image

Already a classic in its own right, Marc Sadler’s Tress for Foscarini comes in classic blue. The ribbon-like fibreglass and resin lamp casts a fascinating array of shapes, lights and shadows on its surroundings.

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Sister Frida Madagascar Sculptural Vase from Bosa
Sister Frida Madagascar Sculptural Vase from Bosa Inline Image

Pepa Reverter’s Sisters collection consists of five sculptural ceramic vases made and painted by hand. Paying tribute to “women of all cultures and all times,” the collectible pieces are named Louise, Frida, Sofia, Helen and Clara.

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X-Tall Bubble Chandelier by Pelle
X-Tall Bubble Chandelier by Pelle with classic blue highlights

The long, linear composition of Pelle’s chandelier makes it especially suitable for a stairwell, atrium, or loft space. Housing the light bulbs, the blown glass globes can be customized with various finishes – including designer Jean Pelle’s hand-painted botanical illustrations of palm leaves in evocative blue.

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