Maison&Object 2016: twelve designers including Jaime Hayón, Constance Guisset and Nika Zupanc have created trinkets and accessories for Italian ceramics brand Bosa's latest gift collection (+ slideshow).
The range titled Non Ti Scordar Di Me – or Forget Me Not – features a dozen small items, which Bosa describes as "magical, poetic and allusive objects that touch the imagination to let you relive past moments, lucky charms and symbols of special occasions".
Spanish designer Jaime Hayón's Pinocchietto candle holder is designed to look like a puppet, and is painted black and white with gold details. He has also created a tableware set with plates, bowls and cups with the same palette.
A small white box was created by French designer Constance Guisset for sending secret messages or hiding small objects. The Sweet Souvenir's circular lid has gentle undulations reminiscent of an eroded seashell.
Ball-shaped pots by Slovenian designer Nika Zupanc are embellished with a gold key head on top. Named Magic Ball Box, their openings around the middle separate a white upper section with a coloured base, available in three hues.
Sebastian Herkner has designed a magnifying glass called Wow that doubles as a storage vestibule.
"This is a magnifying glass to enhance our most cherished memories and moments, a box in which to keep objects and small keepsakes and a charming frame for showing off our treasures in a poetic light," said Bosa.
Other small containers in the collection include Sam Baron's Memory pieces influenced by barber shop foam bowls and Matteo Cibic's Koni set of stackable bowls topped with a small hat.
The decorative Le Cartoline tiles by Alessandra Baldereschi each have removable coloured pieces shaped like a fish, a house, a butterfly and a bird.
Milan studio CtrlZak has created a small bell with a glossy white or matt black exterior, both lined with gold.
"This delicate bell in ceramic and metal is steeped in symbolic meanings, and the sacred yet worldy sound it produces evokes different areas both of our collective and individual memory," Bosa said.
The Forget Me Not collection was presented at Paris trade fair Maison&Objet, which took place from 22 to 26 January 2016. Also on display were alphabet-shaped chairs customised by Jean Paul Gaultier and wallpaper patterned with paper cut-outs by Front.