Objects of Desire: Capsule Arts' Lust List

The cover of our favourite new office book, Objects of Desire, Volume IV
The cover of our favourite new office book, Objects of Desire, Volume IV

Last Wednesday, Capsule Arts attended the launch of the newest instalment in the Objects of Desire series of publications by Commercial Interior Design magazine. The launch took place at Dubai-based creative space, The Mine, in Al Quoz, and was accompanied by an exhibition of some of the lustworthy design objects featured in the book.

The fourth edition of Objects of Desire brings together a vast array of design practices, from pared down Scandinavian design to more whimsical and playful objects, and features big time designers like Zaha Hadid alongside emerging talent like Farg & Blanche.

Here we bring you our personal picks from the book and exhibition, along with a photo diary of the exhibition.

Our highlights:

Deepa's top pick from the book - Richard Hutton's Layers Cloud Chair. Made using 840 square meters of textiles, the chair weights almost 300kg!
Deepa's top pick from the book - Richard Hutton's Layers Cloud Chair. Made using 840 square meters of textiles, the chair weights almost 300kg!
Rachael Brown's (Director and co-founder) top pick: the Fallen Tree bench by Benjamin Graindorge. Expertly sculpted from natural oak, the bench seems to unravel to reveal the natural forms from which it was borne.
Rachael Brown's (Director and co-founder) top pick: the Fallen Tree bench by Benjamin Graindorge. Expertly sculpted from natural oak, the bench seems to unravel to reveal the natural forms from which it was borne.
Amy Sutcliffe's (Retail & Marketing Manager) top pick - Hammock or bath? Both are combined in Splinter Works' hybrid bathtub, Vessel
Amy Sutcliffe's (Retail & Marketing Manager) top pick - Hammock or bath? Both are combined in Splinter Works' hybrid bathtub, Vessel
Kouichi Okamoto's Liquid Lamp is somewhat sinister in appearance, and seems to be melting before your eyes
Kouichi Okamoto's Liquid Lamp is somewhat sinister in appearance, and seems to be melting before your eyes
Erwan Boullard's blingtastic wardrobe, Rosanna, is inspired by 1960s design
Erwan Boullard's blingtastic wardrobe, Rosanna, is inspired by 1960s design
Studio Job's Archives, a wacky wallpaper collection that acts as a retrospective by compiling all of the studio's past designs
Studio Job's Archives, a wacky wallpaper collection that acts as a retrospective by compiling all of the studio's past designs
Charlie Styrbjorn Nilsson's quirky ladders can be used as either functional or decorative objects
Charlie Styrbjorn Nilsson's quirky ladders can be used as either functional or decorative objects

Some snaps from the exhibition:

Delicious snacks were served from a vintage Citroen van  by the fantastic Ghaf Kitchen
Delicious snacks were served from a vintage Citroen van by the fantastic Ghaf Kitchen
Capsule Arts Director Deepa Bhatia in disguise at the exhibition
Capsule Arts Director Deepa Bhatia in disguise at the exhibition
One of design studio Ayka's fantastical abstract rug creations on display at The Mine
One of design studio Ayka's fantastical abstract rug creations on display at The Mine