Furniture from the Elijah Leed Studio

I bumped in to the studio of Elijah Leed last week and I was pleasently surprised with my findings, as initially I didn’t set out to discover a furniture designer of any sort. So it was not only great to see some simplistic forms, I also liked the idea that all of these were made out of reclaimed materials. I think this takes the design process to a whole new level when you have to use what’s already around you. In some ways you have boundaries, and in …

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Interior Pieces by Hiromatsu Furniture Inc.

The works that I’m presenting to you all today come from Hiromatsu Furniture, a company situated on the Japanese island Kyushu within Okawa, Fukuoka. Hiromatsu manufacture a number of elegant furnishings and wooden interior goods. The pieces created blend both traditional and contemporary Japanese design, with minimal decoration to the wood but clear indications of ancient joinery and craftsmanship techniques …

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The Tables of Carlo Scarpa

Today I thought I’d bring across some stark looking design for all of you to admire. This furniture by Carlo Scarpa is sure to hold well against the cold weather that we’re experiencing here in the UK, and it was the perfect remedy for me over the weekend. I decided to sit through a short film early Saturday morning that had been produced by SIMON last month, as it hadn’t got many views I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular but I was instant …

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Plywood Furniture in the Marcel Breuer Archive

Mr Breuer isn’t exactly a stranger to our archive, these modernist designers always seem to crop up again and again with their classic timeless designs, ones that I’m extremely envious of. Take for example these plywood furniture pieces by Marcel sourced from his ever growing digital archive, it’s a fantastic place to pick up inspiration and general tips and tricks in terms of drawing and idea generation. Very informative and great for all …

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Furniture and Detail Shots by Pastoe

Pastoe are quite unique in my opinion, in fact I’ve written about them before when I highlighted the sm05 chair by Cees Braakman, but I’ve not really gone into much depth regarding their history and how this played a part in the furniture world. It all began in 1913 when businessman Frits Loeb decided to manufacturer chairs for his own shop on Ganzenmarkt in Utrecht himself in a small, traditional joinery shop. This quickly grew into …

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Stools, Sculpture and Objects by Alma Allen

Alma’s been a massive inspiration for both of us here recently, somehow he’s not featured on the site but today I’ve finally got round to putting together some nice imagery of his work and hopefully this small article will sum up what’s behind his pieces and how he creates these fantastic sculptures. Alma was born in 1970 in Herber City, Utah where he began carving at an early age, he was particularly inspired after …

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A Selection of Furniture from Mid Mod Design

Desk designed by Cees Braakman for Pastoe in 1958. Well before I’ve even started writing this post I’ve lied, in the title it says this furniture is all from the Mid Mod Design website when actually it’s a mixture of two sites, Mid Mod Design and Mass Modern Design. But since both of these sites/shops are owned by the same person I thought it made sense to group it together, the furniture and products on offer are really fantas …

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Marcel Breuer and his Furniture Design

Marcel Breuer Wassily Chairs and Laccio Tables.
On May 3rd the Barbican in London will be holding an exhibition titled Bauhaus: Art as Life which looks at the modern worlds most famous art school. It will feature a rich array of design, sculpture, painting, architecture, film, photography, textiles and ceramics, basically it will be a must visit and runs in line with what we cover here on the site. I’ll certainly be making a trip along to see what they …

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A Mixture of Furniture Works by Jean Prouvé

Last night I went on a bit of a knowledge jaunt and sent myself back in time to find out about previous designers, philosophers and thinkers, something I’ve found myself doing more and more of over the past year. My library of design books is slowly reaching the realms of uncontrollable, but I can’t bare to part with them as they offer an abundance of inspiration on a regular basis. One book I’ve yet to acquire is about …

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Maruni Autumn 2011 Furniture Collection and Project Interior Shots

This morning I decided to bring across some imagery from furniture company Maruni’s website, my last post on the Maruni Collection by Naoto Fukasawa in early 2011 was very popular but this one offers up something different. It’s a selection from the website’s catalogue for Autumn 2011, basically showcasing two new styles that they’ve added to the collection. One being the …

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Furniture and More from Sit and Read

Sit and Read has been a place to check on the regular for many people, becoming extremely popular amongst the furniture savvy in the last few years. If you don’t know already, this company was founded by Kyle Garner who when working in New York in 2007 as a production designer couldn’t find space to store all of the props and furnitures for his sets. So he decided to start selling them to clear out space and as word …

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