Umbra’s new U+ Collection features an interesting mix of pieces from a variety of young designers. Natalie Kruch’s Balloona tables (shown above in black and white) were launched at February’s IDS08 show and picked up immediately by the housewares retailer. And yes, those are the balloons that make dandy balloon animals. Dennis Lin’s wine rack is a groovy sectional, also in black and white, and would work nicely with the cassette-bordered mirror. One new coffee table sports Joshua Davis graphics and another is more of the pixelated variety. The new collection is not without its share of whimsy, including an old-fashioned pinball game glass-topped table and some very tidy roadkill.
Balloona by Natalie Kruch