In the latest issue of AN Interior our editors rounded up several furniture collaborations between notable furniture manufacturers, designers, and architects. Among the designs are a reinterpreted Eames chair, an upholstered desk chair with a reissued Alexander Girard pattern, and chairs, sculptures, and light fixtures from architects including Zaha Hadid and OMA.
HERMAN MILLER × HAY
The Herman Miller x HAY Collection is a contemporary reinterpretation of eight beloved Eames midcentury classics. Featuring new colorways and updated materials, the collection brings these 20th century designs up to current standards.
UNIFOR × OMA
Italian commercial furnishings brand UniFor worked with international architecture firm OMA to deliver PRINCIPLES, a highly functional and durable furniture collection that includes over one hundred elements in a range of styles, colors, and scales to best support contemporary workflows.
HOLLOWAY LI × UMA
Designed by London duo Holloway Li and the innovative fabricators at Uma, the T4 series is a playful modular furniture collection that nods to the nostalgia of 90s decor. The lightweight composite form was inspired by the interior fit outs of original London buses and is available in four colorways: Melon Yellow, Blush Pink, Overground Orange, and Cream Soda.
ORIOR × CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS
This capsule collection reimagines four archival chairs from Irish design studio Orior in a series of signature bold patterns from New York-based fashion designer Christopher John Rogers. The proceeds from the capsule are donated directly to Color of Change, a national nonprofit civil rights advocacy organization.
MATTER × JAMIE WOLFOND
Flash Set is a series of nearly 100 texture-rich sculptures by Toronto-based designer Jamie Wolfond for notable New York City gallery, showroom, and manufacturer, Matter. Inspired by the passage of light through growing moss, each unique piece is carved from gypsum cement and spray painted.
IN COMMON WITH × SOPHIE LOU JACOBSEN
Since 2020, the founders of Brooklyn-based lighting studio In Common With have been working with French American glass designer Sophie Lou Jacobsen to realize the Flora Series, a 20-piece collection of hand-blown, mold-blown, and slumped glass light fixtures. Employing classic Venetian glassmaking techniques, Flora represents the intersection of oldworld craftsmanship and contemporary Murano-glass influences like Carlo Scarpa, Paolo Venini, and Ettore Sottsass.
EMECO × AFTERNOON LIGHT
Powder coated in a deep green, Afternoon Light’s take on Emeco’s classic 1940s Navy Officer Swivel Chair includes a seat and back upholstered in Maharam’s reissue of Mexidot fabric by Alexander Girard. The chair is also available in vanilla powder coating with cream Mexidot and is sold exclusively through Afternoon Light, a new e-commerce destination for furniture and home décor.
ZAHA HADID DESIGN × KARIMOKU FURNITURE
The SEYUN chair is the first piece in an ongoing collaborative furniture collection between the global architecture firm and the Japanese wood manufacturer. SEYUN juxtaposes ZHD’s signature curvilinear forms with Karimoku’s artisan woodworking skills and advanced manufacturing capabilities.