There is an enormous number of new design products on offer. Yet, when Barbara Benz goes shopping for items for her architare stores, she looks for objects that have the potential to become classics. These are her personal favourites for this season: What do both men and women search for in vain? A bag that you can take everywhere and is suitable for all occasions: travelling, a business appointment, to lunch with friends, or on your first date with a lover. Laptop or quick shopping: everything is spaciously and securely stowed in the Robust Daily Bag 1/5. Price: 1,299 euro.
Elegant yet practical: This refined curved steel pipe armchair by Prostoria is called Polygon. It can stand alone or as part of a group. In the feminine combination of copper and beige. From around 800 euro.
Like a dynamic pine cone, Swirl by Le Klint attracts all the glances in the room. At the same time, the pendant light is designed in such a way that it doesn’t blind the observer. In white or elegant silver-grey, in sizes S, M, or L, from around 450 euro.
Nothing beats a well-stocked bar – at home or when you’re travelling. With Isidoro from Poltrona Frau, you can get that bar feeling almost anywhere. The well thought-out interior with glass and bottle containers disappears in a cover of perfectly processed saddle leather. From around 11,200 euro.
Gerd Wingard and Sara Helder’s Tattoo Stool was inspired by the high art of decorative body painting. You can decide how the decoration is applied, from top to bottom or onto Individual parts of the stool. By Zanat, from around 700 euro.
Homage to Verner Panton: the “Panton Wire” wire rack is a silent bow to one of the greatest Danish designers of the 20th century. The golden Limited Edition it is a real gem for the bathroom, children’s bedroom, or cloakroom. By Montana, 270 euro.
Shredded A3 Mirror and Daydream Mirror from Cassina’s Deadline Collection by Ron Gilad is a series of mirrors that plays with light, colours, and geometric shapes. The resulting surreal effects make each piece a work of art. From around 895 euro.