This was Saturday mail delivery! A mystery wooden box printed with a large white zero, send by the newly-launched website Designerbox.com.
Founded by Tomas Erel and Benedicte Colpin, Designerbox introduces a smart design purchasing concept and offers original and unique services : an affordable online subscription allows you to collect exclusive one-off edition home decor products designed by top international designers that get delivered to your door every month. Each object comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the designer and you can be sure that each piece won’t be found anywhere else.
So Saturday felt a bit like Christmas! Instead of openning the first Advent calendar window to find a piece of premium milk chocolate, I unboxed N°0 to discover the first Designerbox collectible object : a creative and multidirectional table mirror shaped like a diamond in the rough.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!
Design Department Director at Fabrica and French designer Sam Baron inaugurates the first box with a feminine and timeless object inspired by the renowned 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, starring Marilyn Monroe in her quintessential role, a lover of gentlemen and diamonds.
Sam Baron experimented with various gem cuts and settled on the ‘emerald’ cut, which he stretched to astonishing effect. The diamond – symbol of eternity, perfection and purity – is a superb and fitting introduction to the designerbox adventure. The evocative, bevelled shape stretches away from its centre of gravity, playing on your perception of balance.
Girl’s best Friend polished mirror by Sam Baron for Designerbox – Dimensions : 15 x 21 cm.
N°1 Box will be sent to all subscribers beginning of June. So hurry and don’t miss out on the opportunity to treat yourself or a friend, start or add to your design collection. There are 3 ways of subscribing (3, 6 or 12 months) starting from 29,00 euros per month and 3 gift vouchers starting from 111,00 euros (prices exclude shipping and may vary depending on the length of subscription).
The list of upcoming designers who have embarked on the adventure is more than exciting and includes Ionna Vautrin, Matali Crasset, 5.5 designers, Arik Levy and POOL. All have responded to Designerbox.com to create and design a single object with constraints for an exclusive, high quality and affordable design … that fits the size of the same wooden box.
Thank you Designerbox!
Photos © flodeau + Designerbox.com