Organic Overflow at Milan Design Week 2019

Floral use in furniture, installations and more

To offset the precision frequently associated with furniture design, many participants in Milan Design Week 2019 used elements from nature to add soft, organic overflow to their presentations. In many instances, we’re simply referring to the calculated use of trees and plants near or atop artificial elements of design. With two specific exhibitions, however, floral components composed the very infrastructure of the creation. From Normann …

Ria Headphone Bag

Made in collaboration with Kvadrat and Raf Simons, B&O’s new headphone case is made from Ria 0281 fabric—new worsted-spun wool with just a little nylon and viscose. The organic-looking pattern reflects the sustainable nature of the material, and the fabric-covered inner helps to protect your headphones. With a simple zip closure, this case is a super-practical but sophisticated accessory.

RS Sleek Sling

Belgian designer Raf Simons’ collaboration with Eastpak continues to deliver colors, patterns and silhouettes that defy the backpack brand’s heritage. For those who are tired of the typical angular backpack, the RS Sleek Sling is a great alternative. Its pleated front-panel construction opens to a substantial main compartment, emphasizing zipped functionality. But it’s the tweed pattern that makes this bag a little unconventional and ultimately covetable.