Pamono Editors spotlight a kaleidoscope of colorful designs

Vibrant Things

By Wava Carpenter

For our latest “Field Notes” column, we’re ringing in the New Year by celebrating diversity, freedom, and color! The great thing about design is that there are just so many options, so you’re free to express yourself however you like. Are you a rosy-hued optimist? A dyed-in-the wool green nature lover? An ultraviolet mystic? You do you, and choose your favorite color. Scroll to discover some recent vintage and contemporary finds that show how delightful every color of the rainbow can be. 

— Crimson Velvet Alexander Sofa from Editions Milano (2012) / Photo © Editions Milano
— Hsing Vase by Ettore Sottsass for Anthologie Quartett (1960s/1980s) / Photo © Thematics
— Eclisse Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Artemide (1966) / Photo © One Lamp One Story
— Glimpses Horizontal Mirror by Germans Ermičs for Editions Milano (2017) / Photo © Editions Milano
— Gold Ruby Co Co Vase by Milena Kling (2015) / Photo © Milena Kling
— P40 Lounge Chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno (1955) / Photo © Tante Eef Design

— Brazilian Jacaranda & Leather Seating Set by Percival Lafer (1960s-70s) / Photo © Möbelkunst
— Orange Murano Glass Table Lamp  (1970s) / Photo © Flux Vintage
— Large Touch Bowl by Marija Puipaite for Form&Seek (2017)  / Photo © Form&Seek
— Ceramic Vases from Boch Freres La Louvière (1930s) / Photo © Société Palissandres
— Fiberglass Chairs by Georg Leowald for Wilkhahn (1950s) / Photo © Moare Retroobjects
— V271 Fringe Wall Lamps by Hans-Agne Jakobsson (1960s-1970s) / Photo © Nommad Showroom


Lounge Chair  by Rob Parry for De Ster Gelderland (1950s) / Photo © Flatland Design 
Yellow Acrylic Sconces  by Claus Bolby for Cebo Industri (1970s) / Photo © Moona
Golden Crystal Vase by Isaac Monté (2016) / Photo © Isaac Monté
Maracuia Vase by Laura De Santillana for Arcade (2001) / Photo © Kiez Kabinett
Super Yellow WOW Triangular Mirror by Dozen Design (2016) / Photo © Dozen Design
Yellow mm3 Armchair by Mario Milana (2015) / Photo © Mario Milana


Tripolino L Table by Cristina Celestino for Editions Milano (2015) / Photo © Editions Milano 
Green Cocktail Glasses from House Doctor (2016) / Photo © House Doctor
Green Mirrored Cabinet with Marble Base by Pieter De Bruyne (1974) / Photo © City Furniture
Homage to Andy Warhol Stool by Simon Gavina for Studio Simon (ca. 1973) / Photo © Tangram
Rufus Walter Sideboard by Maria Gustavsson for Swedish Ninja (2016) / Photo © Swedish Ninja
Miss Marble Guatemala Jar by Lorenza Bozzoli for Editions Milano (2015) / Photo © Editions Milano


Teak Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Illum Wikkelsø (1960s) / Photo © MidMod20C
Gradient Mirror  by Phillip Jividen (2015) / Photo © Phillip Jividen
Cameo Glass Perfume Bottle & Soap Box from Val St. Lambert / Photo © Vintro-Design
Sum Mugs in Smooth Blue Finish by De Intuïtiefabriek (2012) / Photo © Intuïtiefabriek      
Polinnia Table Lamp by BBPR for Artemide (ca. 1964) / Photo © Jochum Rogers Gallery
Blue Metal Rock R3 by Michael Young (2016) / Photo © Veerle Verbakel Gallery


B-102 Table Lamp by Hans-Agne Jakobsson (1960s-1970s) / Photo © Modernisten 
Purple Aura Vase by Wiktoria Szawiel (2017) / Photo © Wiktoria Szawiel
Sadima Chair by Luigi Colani for BASF (ca. 1970) / Photo © Designgut
Getsuen Armchair by Masanori Umeda for Edra (1990) / Photo © Area Design
Model 366 Armchair by Jozef Chierowski (1960s) / Photo © Artibus Design
Purple Pod Circle Pillow by Fort Makers (2014) / Photo © Fort Makers

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    • Wava Carpenter

      Wava Carpenter

      After studying Design History, Wava has worn many hats in support of design culture: teaching design studies, curating exhibitions, overseeing commissions, organizing talks, writing articles—all of which informs her work now as Pamono’s Editor-in-Chief.
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    • Anna Carnick

      Anna Carnick

      Anna is Pamono’s Managing Editor. Her writing has appeared in several arts and culture publications, and she's edited over 20 books. Anna loves celebrating great artists, and seriously enjoys a good picnic.

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