Hirashima, who produce furniture in Yanagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture, utilise unusual shaping and structurally sound engineering in their wooden furniture design.
The ‘Solo’ furniture series is a versatile, unique, and cost-efficient chair/stool designed by German creative Nitzan Cohen for Italian furniture manufacturer Mattiazzi.
These furniture solutions, designed by Terence Woodgate for Spanish manufacturer Punt, are both effective and efficient. An exploration in subtraction rather than addition.
Taiwanese designer Yenwen Tseng has created a selection of functional objects that do not boast, they withdraw in to the background, generating both space and order.
As a sculpture student at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Caroline was adept at forming carefully constructed works, challenging aesthetic principles and the concept of form.
The Bowl chair seen here, designed by Brazilian modernist architect Lina Bo Bardi in 1951. Arper has worked hard to interpret this chair so it’s applicable to modern manufacturing methods, whilst still trying to remain faithful to the original design.
These beautiful pieces that I’m highlighting today are by American-born designer Aaron Poritz, who specialises in crafting responsibly sourced hardwood furniture by hand.
German designer Florian Saul, his simplistic furniture was right up my street. Not only that, but I liked how he mixed the materials, for example using a cork seat, which gives the stool an interesting appearance.
There’s a certain list of designers that I’m always on the lookout for, usually news or information regarding their work, so this chair by Richard Neutra was definitely worthy of a showcase.
I’ve been admiring some of these fantastic forms by designer Herbert Schultes, it just goes to show that going back to basics really does work. It also seems that I’ve been drawn to work that has been a collaboration between craftsman and designer, maybe it’s my brain hinting that I should do something like this myself. The concept of this specific collection is to make common things …