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Vera & Kyte creates colourful furniture collection from lacquered steel

Milan 2014: lamps with reflectors that resemble paper cut outs and an asymmetric room divider feature in this furniture collection by Norwegian studio Vera & Kyte.

Furniture collection by Vera and Kyte

Vera & Kyte's colourful range of furniture and accessories was created by designers Vera Kleppe and Åhild Kyte, and exhibited at Salone Satellite in Milan.

"When placed together as a collection the thin lines, simplicity of form and materials are perhaps the most prominent characteristics," the duo told Dezeen. "In different ways the pieces all work with a graphic and, at times, a two-dimensional aesthetic."

Furniture collection by Vera and Kyte

The collection includes a set of lacquered steel lamps with thin circular reflectors that look like they have been roughly cut from sheets of paper, each with a fold on one edge.

Furniture collection by Vera and Kyte

The Topiary lamps stand on straight vertical stems and come as floor and table versions in pastel colours.

Furniture collection by Vera and Kyte

A blue hinged room divider has two panels made from lacquered steel frames, one with a diamond-shaped lattice that includes two rows of small pegs towards that top, providing hooks for garments.

Furniture collection by Vera and Kyte

The other panel features thin horizontal bars for hanging folded clothes over and also incorporates an offset circular glass mirror.

Furniture collection by Vera and Kyte

Combinations of circular black granite tops and different sized and shaped lacquered steel bases create a range of side tables.

Furniture collection by Vera and Kyte

The bases include a perforated cylinder, a taller tube and seven spindly legs, which are available in a range of colours.

Furniture collection by Vera and Kyte

Designed to evoke the feeling of lazing in the sun, the Balcony daybed has a minimal steel frame and single upholstered mattress that comes with matching throw cushions.

Furniture collection by Vera and Kyte

The duo also developed a woven blanket that blends silk and soft wool with artist Kiyoshi Yamamoto.

Furniture collection by Vera and Kyte

Vera & Kyte exhibited the collection at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan earlier this month, as part of the Salone Satellite section of the furniture fair that promotes work by emerging designers.

Here's some information about the collection from Vera & Kyte:

Vera & Kyte - Salone 2014

Our design studio is always seeking new impressions, eager to discover the trigger for our next idea. This curious approach leads us to constantly explore new materials and aesthetics in all our projects ranging from objects to spatial design. Applying an analytical approach we seek to transform our curiosity into products that will engage you. Through our work we hope to share our genuine enthusiasm for design!

Located on the west coast of Norway Vera & Kyte consists of Vera Kleppe and Åhild Kyte. Together we work within the fields of furniture, products and interior architecture.

Topiary lamps

The Topiary lamps are simplicity in form and function. A stand, bulb and rotating reflector assemble to provide direct and indirect light. Their clean cut precision gives them a papery almost two dimentional character. When placed together they create a poetic landscape of light reflecting upon our perception of depth and space.

Furniture collection by Vera and Kyte

Apparel wardrobe and room divider

With its strict geometry this simple wardrobe helps put your things in order. Its open grids act as an elegant room divider whilst inviting you to neatly hang and fold your clothes. In the large circular mirror functionality and aesthetic combine giving Apparel its bold character.

Blend blanket

In collaboration with artist Kiyoshi Yamamoto we have developed a blanket woven with soft wool and silk threads. The contrasting attributes of these delicate materials is enhanced by the woven structure and coloration. A sharp repeating pattern is created by the difference in radiance and shine.

Furniture collection by Vera and Kyte

Pedestal tables

The strong individuality of each table is what makes these tables stand out. The contrast in colour and form is balanced by the uniformity of materials. Brightly lacquered steel frames lift the polished stone tabletops to serve as a pedestal for your favourite belongings.

Balcony daybed

This daybed is inspired by the leisurely feel of time spent on a sunny balcony. Observing your surroundings, reading a book or contemplating whilst letting a little time drift by. Balcony is the daybed that embodies this leisurely time, in form and function, inviting you to a self indulgent pause.