To celebrate international Donut day (yes apparently that’s a thing), I’m going out and treating myself to one (okay six) of these sweet delights. Alongside that, I’m acknowledging the new-found holiday with all things donut inspired in the world of homewares. Check out this sweet selection.
1. Caramel Donut Coffee Table
This chunky timber table flaunts a dense swirl of oak, rich with varying grain in a clear caramel finish. The clear glass top is optional for those who can’t resist running their hands around it’s smooth surface. If you're more of a chocolate flavoured kinda-gal they have you covered here. And did I hear someone say sugar glazed? They have that too. Enjoy!
2. Donut Stool
Created by Japanese designer Mikiya Kobayashi, this neat rounded delight is perfect for summer days outside. It’s upholstered in waterproof fabric that you can remove to wash and the metal legs have a powder-coated finish that softens the whole look.
3. Donut Bench & Zou Pendant
Parisian designer Pierre Yovanovitch has ventured from interiors to furniture in the last couple of years, filling his collection with playful shapes like this donut-inspired pendant light and bench. I don’t know about you but I really want to indulge in these treats!
4. The Ultimate Bliss rug
This rug will stop anyone in their tracks. The designer, Mae Engelgeer, created the rug for cc-tapis, pairing perfect tones, textures and weaves into each design, drawing you into every minute detail. Ideal for the centre of any room, this rounded rug will keep your room tastefully sweet for years to come.
5. Tom Vac chair
The king of curves, Ron Arad, has a thing for manipulating metal into circular forms, so it’s no surprise that many of his designs are donut-esque. His most iconic design is the Tom Vac chair (named after his photographer friend). Not initially meant for mass production, it was designed as a sculptural installation made from vacuum formed aluminium. The beautiful ripples not only add a lovely aesthetic but strength too. With its debut it won much demand and Vitra have taken the original into a more affordable polymer form which is still one of their bestsellers today.
6. Ultrafragola mirror
You’ve probably seen this mirror in every selfie of the rich and famous. It comes with a sweet price tag of £6,000, but it also has neon pink backlights so you make the call.
Originally designed by Ettore Sottsass in the 1970s, the Ultrafragola mirror (meaning ultra strawberry) is having a serious revival right now. It’s been featured on the front cover of design magazines like Domino and is adding some wavy vibes to the homes of stars like Karl Lagerfeld, Nicolas Ghesquière, Bella Hadid and Frank Ocean. It’s even dominating the shopping scene in stores like Kate Spade NYC and Alex Eagle Studio London.
7. Cloverleaf sofa
Danish designer Verner Panton’s 1969 modular sofa is the perfect marriage of form and function. You can link up the modules to make wavy lines and circles, and you can sit in both directions on whatever shape you make! It’s been spotted in the most exclusive spaces like the home of Elle Decor France’s editor Sylvie de Chiree, and the Cathay Pacific First class lounge designed by Ilse Crawford.