Sweet stripes add colour and character to these creative works by Paul Smith, Established & Sons and Davide Macullo Architects.
Although he’s best known for his stripey fashion and fabrics, British designer Paul Smith has applied his signature motif to everything from lamps to Land Rovers. Among the brands he has collaborated with are Maharam, Anglepoise, Cappellini, Evian, Penguin Classics and Burton Snowboards, to name a few. Still going strong after nearly five decades, Smith worked with Porsche this year, wrapping a 1965 Porsche 911 race car in chunky, horizontal bands of colour. Ahead of the 2018 World Cup, he also launched a collection with athletic label New Balance. The line includes striped-up versions of the brand’s popular Made in UK 576 sneakers, the MiUK One x Paul Smith football boot and three limited-edition balls (including Furon Destroy, shown here).
The whimsical candy-cane pattern that adorns this collection of Venetian-glass suspension lamps is created using the filigrana technique, developed by Murano glass-blowers in the 16th century. Designed by Established & Sons co-founder Sebastian Wrong, who recently returned to the brand as design director, the lights are made in four shapes and three colours. For each version of Filigrana, the colour canes are rolled directly into the surface while the glass is still in its malleable state, creating a unique pattern on each acid-etched lamp. “It’s literally eye candy,” says Wrong.
Davide Macullo Architects collaborated with French artist Daniel Buren to add a peppermint twist to the facade of this curvy-walled house in Graubünden, Switzerland. Macullo, who is also the owner, brought in Buren – known for architectural interventions that often involve adding bold, contrasting stripes to historic spaces and buildings – to paint a linear pattern of red and green onto the timber cladding. A cheerful surprise in a rural setting, the house sits in an idyllic valley, between a rocky riverbed and a forest-covered mountain. Against a backdrop of traditional structures, it feels like a castle dropped in from the pages of a pop art fairytale.