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August 6, 2015

Using the color blue in an interior space adds a calming feel, from decor pieces and kitchen accessories to furniture and lighting. Check out this assortment of eight iconic designs in the coolest color.

Iconic British task lamp in dusty blue color

Anglepoise’s Original 1227 was launched in 1934, and is considered the archetypal lamp from the British company. The newly launched Original 1227 Brass Collection of lamps takes the classic silhouette of the original and updates it with heritage-inspired colors, woven cables, and enduring brass details that make this lamp a new classic. 

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Classic Artek Stool 60 in modern edition

Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1933, the classic Artek Stool 60 is considered the definition of functionalist furniture design.  The Hella Jongerius Edition of the stool recasts Aalto’s classic design with colorful seats and legs, including this blue seat with charcoal legs. The result is a thoughtful re-imagination that retains Aalto’s classic, functional design. 

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Classic Iittala glass plate with dewdrop detail

Designed by Oiva Toikka for Iittala, the Kastehelmi series is now a classic product line within the brand. Finnish for “dewdrop,” the Kastehelmi evolved from a technical challenge—Toikka used the glass droplets to cover joint marks left on the surface of pressed glass pieces. Although the technique originally began with functional intentions, the distinctive look made the series a popular range of glassware, inclusive of the Kastehelmi Large Plate.

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Finn Juhl tray in teak and acrylic

The Turning Tray was originally designed by Finn Juhl in 1956. The original trays are now on display at Finn Juhl’s Carlottenlund, Denmark home, which is now a museum. ArchitectMade has relaunched the Turning Trays by creating exact replicas from Juhl’s original drawings. Each tray features many of Finn Juhl’s characteristic design elements, including curved teak frames and the corner joints. 

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Minimalist floor lamp in light blue finish

Designed by Arne Jacobsen, the aptly named AJ lamps were designed in 1960 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. The AJ Floor Lamp features a sleek shade that emits directed light. The adjustable shade can be angled to distribute light where it is most needed, making it an excellent choice for a reading corner in a den or a home office. 

Also available in a table lamp and wall lamp.

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Retro-inspired ceramic salt and pepper shakers

Recalling the look of the classic Bauer Pottery design from the 1930s, this Salt and Pepper Shaker Set features a distinctive shape and textured ridges. The vintage look of the shakers adds a retro charm to the dinner table, and the texture provides a pleasant tactile experience when the shakers are in hand. 

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Colorful pendant suspension light with spun shade

The Doo Wop Suspension Light, originally called the Navy Light, was first designed in the 1950s in collaboration with the Navy Buildings Department. The pendant was prevalent during this time period because of its practical functionality and distinctive look. Although this pendant light is a modern take on the classic, the Doo Wop Pendant uses the same production methods as the 1950s, including hand-spun shades that are completed with a fine rolled edge. 

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Iconic Iittala hand-blown glass vase

Drawing inspiration from the beauty of the natural world, the undulating shape of each Aalto Vase alludes to the untamed shorelines of Finland's thousands of lakes. The fluid aesthetic reaffirms the deep connection between man and nature, while making a statement against the failure of industrial production to meet universal human needs. This vase was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1936.

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Iconic British task lamp in dusty blue color

Anglepoise’s Original 1227 was launched in 1934, and is considered the archetypal lamp from the British company. The newly launched Original 1227 Brass Collection of lamps takes the classic silhouette of the original and updates it with heritage-inspired colors, woven cables, and enduring brass details that make this lamp a new classic. 

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