"The bench is like a puzzle. Every piece fits to another. It becomes strong when everything is on its place. Like the members of a family are all taking certain places. Holding together is what makes them strong. To get the bench rocking, you need to find the same rhythm." Anna Quentin
Friday, 12 May 2017
Monday, 1 May 2017
There are problem that most people don't think about, and then there are those who notice and create a solution. Phebos Xenakis noticed the problem, that when visiting cafes and restaurants that there is rarely anywhere to put your belongings.
His solution 'TRAPESI' is made from oak with a steel brace that has curved joints with the legs that curl in a hook for you to wedge or hang items.
Sunday, 30 April 2017
Muybridge inspired chairs by Mike Kann evoking fairytale images of furniture taking off on its own adventures.
"A range of chairs inspired by the animal study photographs of Eadward Muybridge, the most famous series of which was the movement of horses and which developed into one of the earliest forms of animation. The positions of the chair’s legs are influenced by the photographs Muybridge took in the 1870’s, which led to a range of chairs that are a physical animation of key frames." Mike Kann
This series s constructed from Scottish birch wood and clear acrylic.
Saturday, 29 April 2017
Thursday, 27 April 2017
Style, design and quality sing out from Joshua Vogel's 'Blackcreek Merchant's' products. Joshua created Blackcreek Merchants in New York, as a way to explore the possibilities of small scale product and furniture design. Seeking to reconnect craftsmen and women with great design and materials and in turn forge a unique connection with their customers.
Friday, 21 April 2017
Francisco Leiro is a Spanish sculptor whose carved figures have great power and dynamism. His figures have a bulk, often rough cubicity, that matched with the emotional sensitivity of their expressions and body language makes them a force of nature. Thank you Dom.
Friday, 31 March 2017
Corvin Cristian in his range TAKÎM has used culinary implements as his inspiration for this range of brushed Romanian oak chairs.
"Our range of furniture is the result of extensive experience in the field of restaurant and bar interior design. We are trying to fill in gaps we noticed in the HoReCa dedicated furniture such as the right balance between price and uniqueness, sense of solidity and permanency.Usually, there is a reverse ratio between the technology used in one product and its uniqueness, as technology; in order to be effective requires mass production and standardization. We addressed this issue by relying on craftsmanship rather than technology and adapted the design to artisan skills to be found in small workshops in Transylvania and to locally sourced materials.
Transylvania (“the land of the forest”) was until 20 years ago an important producer of wooden furniture. After the revolution, the furniture industry faded away but some tradition still survives and we are confident it can be revived." Corvin Cristian