This second collection from Colonel was exhibited at Maison & Objet 2013. It is European and therefore design news not usually the focus of this blog (except for our moodboard entries), but the range neatly sums up the present global zeitgeist for pale, warm colours, refined plain timber craftsmanship and quirky features. Collection#2 is the creation of Isabelle Gilles and Yann Poncelet from France and is inspired by outdoor furniture (beach, camping, summer) aesthetics, so it seems to be quite complementary to Australian design. The designers describe the collection as: "a contemporary re-reading of this universe mixing colors, rhythms and patterns. It is mainly composed of wood, textile materials and surprising colors." Photo by Massimo Pessina.