We’re expecting big things for this one!
The Hive [design by hive] catalogue is full of pieces reminiscent of their original concept inspiration. Poppy falls into this category, bearing a striking resemblance to its namesake flower only adding a whole new dimension. Aptly described by Hive as
Simply alluring, lovely, and remarkable
…the Poppy collection embodies a soft femininity, a graceful and calm piece which quietly dominates with its beauty.
Poppy takes it form from a series of meticulously hand-folded paper blossoms fixed together and then wired to a metal frame, the pieces becoming a round bouquet of paper flowers. The light is available as both a suspension and floor lamp and when illuminated, Poppy glows from its inner source. providing a wonderful sense of warmth. Adding extra lamps will only enhance the feeling of a tranquil field of poppies.
Designed by Christy Manguerra, the design manager for Hive, Christy graduated with a Fine Arts degree from the University of the Philippines, following a Masters degree in Design Management from the University of New South Wales; pretty great credentials. On top of this (and bringing to us a fabulous new design) Christy manages design development for Hive from concepts to working prototypes and also teaches Industrial Design at the University of the Philippines!
Poppy is on the KE-ZU showroom floor now!