Date
October 21, 2021
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NOOM gives stainless steel a unique rainbow finish through the process of galvanization.

The Suprematic collection by Ukranian design studio NOOM is inspired by Suprematism, a modernist art movement focused on basic geometric forms, such as circles, squares, lines, and rectangles. As such, geometry is the backbone of the series, defining a playful combination of various shapes.

These different elements create the outline of the vases—cylinders and circles overlap each other to form functional dividers and holders of the vase, providing several creative possibilities to present flowers.

The collection can be divided into two categories: those with rainbow hues and the rest with dusty pink accents. Their colourful finishes were obtained using hot-dip galvanizing (HDG), the process of coating fabricated steel by immersing it in a bath of molten zinc.

These new designs are the latest addition to NOOM’s vase collection inspired by the avant-garde spirit of the 20th century, namely that of Russian artist Kazimir Malevich who was born in Kiev where the studio is based. All the vases in the collection are called by names of famous Suprematists and modernist artists like Malevich.

“When I create new designs, I love to erase that line between creating casual home decor pieces and art objects. Why can’t they be both?,” asks NOOM’s co-founder and designer Kateryna Sokolova.

Even an empty NOOM vase will always look like a collector’s piece in your house. The latest addition to the Suprematic collection, stainless steel vases in rainbow zinc plating, is a summer-inspired series full of color to bring you joy in the beams of sunlight.”

We’ve had an affinity for rainbows since we were kids, but their colourful hues have been popping up everywhere recently, from the catwalk to furniture design. It’s a trend we are assuming might have something to do with optimism given recent world events. Not only is it visually pleasing but it’s heartwarming too. 

This furniture collection we saw recently at Milan Design Week can attest to the recent surge in holographic metal finishes, check out Futuristic holographic furniture—Etage Projects X Objects of Common Interest.

The Suprematic collection delivers on both, blending the functional and the decorative to highlight the craft of NOOM’s metal workshop. It’s an essential mix considering most of the studio’s products are made from metal (since 2017, NOOM has made a name for itself producing new designs that celebrate traditional metalworking techniques).

“Through the process of creating contemporary furniture and decor, NOOM looks for a balance between design and art, making the objects of our daily life eye-catching and reliable,” it says. Mission accomplished we think.

Vases that bridge the gap between design and art? Don’t miss The Julia collection features four floor lamps with curve appeal.

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