Wink HoutiqueCore to their vision is the idea each item should be sexy, luxe and fun and so far, they’ve delivered the goods. Their wall and standing Wink lamps are beguiling in appearance, with candy-coloured fringing suspended as seductive ‘eyelashes’ beneath the gold-plated almond-shaped ‘eye’ fitting. While the new Arco chair is a high-end tribute to the 1970s, taken to the next level by a gold-plated frame and rich velvet upholstery. It’s fair to say all three pieces are unconventional statement items that buck any of the current trends for minimalism. As Christophe explains, “We just want to change the world that little bit without being too concerned about appearing commercially attractive.” Likewise unconventional is Chachacha, a ‘dancing’ version of the Pill stool that could put a smile on anyone’s face. It’s flirty fringing is completely charming, matched only by the maximalism of the Mambo armchair, which features a metal base, velvet upholstery in three different shades and fringing along the backrest’s base, making it seem more art object than chair. With Ana and Christophe looking to extend the Houtique brand by inviting other designers to create furniture collections, the prospect of how they’ll top a winking lamp and stool with rhythm is well worth anticipating. Masquespacio masquespacio.com [gallery columns="1" size="large" ids="83411,83414,83412"]
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