Float & enjoy your holidays!

Relax, nobody's asking you to dive into ice-cold water. Designed in Iceland by Unnur Valdís, Float is a "water therapy product". Water is believed to relieve stress and improve well-being. The "Float" cap & support bands, made of Neoprene-Lycra-Polyethylene foam, were designed to help relieve muscle tension, blood pressure and heart rate while you're "sinking into a deeply relaxed state". Even better, it might also "alleviate the effects of insomnia, depression and anxiety": the designer, Unnur Valdís, promises you a renewed sense of clarity. Not that you really need a lot of clarity when on vacation... Better keep the experience for rainy office days. Meanwhile... dive in and enjoy your holidays!

Vitra Marries Artek

On September 6th, Vitra announced the acquisition of the iconic scandinavian brand Artek, founded in 1935 in Finland by architect Alvar Aalto and his wife Aino, art promoter Maire Gullichsen and art historian Nils-Gustav Hahl. A match made in heaven, some will say. According to Rolf Fehlbaum, the son of Vitra's founders Willi and Erika Fehlbaum, “the Finnish design company is more than a collection of furniture; like Vitra it is a commercial-cultural project which plays an avant-garde role in its sector. For Vitra it is important that Artek can continue and further develop this role.” Artek will continue as a separate entity, the two companies will especially join their forces for manufacturing, distribution and logistics.