Karen enjoyed the natural inspiration evoked by Mann Singh's silvered brass Kachnar III bowl for Driade .
Philippe Starke's quilted leather Monseigneur sofa , also for Driade, has front legs of stainless steel, and back legs of dark wood, reducing, as Karen says, "a cumbersome Chesterfield into a reduced, modern marvel".
Another chair that caught Karen's eye is the perfectly formed JJ small armchair by Anonio Citterio, manufactured by B&B Italia.
The Sibal table, designed by Carlo Colombo for Cappellini is bigger than it looks, but the elegant chromed legs and chamfered edges of the wood top give it a light-as-air aspect.
And I've saved my favourite of Karen's choices for last: it's Tom Dixon's brand new Mirror Ball on Stand. Ball-shaped lights are firmly clamped to a central steel rod, in a sculptural lighting tree standing almost 2m tall! If you ask me, it's enough to get any party on the go.
More images coming from Issue 56 tomorrow. Keep 'em peeled!