Posts Tagged 'furniture'

Shattered

Created by Canadian designer Brent Comber, Shattered is a very adaptable collection, lengthening or widening as required. Its flexibility makes it ideal for merchandise display.

Shattered features logs which have been clumped together and cut into geometric forms. This creates an effect that resembles shattered glass or ice.

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Black Stool

A black stool made of anodized aluminium rods by Forrest Myers.

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Fig Leaf

The monumental fig-leaf encrusted doors open to reveal a bronze tree arching up and outward against the background of a peaceful landscape in silk. Each wardrobe requires 616 hand-painted enamel leaves, the largest project of its kind in history. The leaves are painted on both sides, based on an artist’s original watercolour for each of the ten basic shapes. A special method of supporting them, so that no clamp marks were present, had to be developed. The overall size of the larger leaves as well as the enormous surface area to be painted, was originally thought to be impossible to enamel. The enamel is hand painted by a few of the finest enamel painters still working in England. Each leaf is signed on the underside, numbered and recorded in the archives of the production of the Fig Leaf wardrobe.

The glass leaves are uniquely hung on a complicated tangle of hand-formed supporting vines. The tracery structure was created by Atelier de Forge, a traditional iron foundry in rural France. Inside grows a life-like bronze tree which was cast using the lost-wax process and created by Patrick Blanchard, head of sculpture at the École Boulle, Paris. The wardrobe has eight designed and matching bronze hangers. The patination of the bronze was overseen by Chevillard, a specialist in metals founded in 1850, who gave a deep patina reminiscent of a Rodin sculpture.

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Lost & Found Stools

Each piece has been found and rescued from the streets to be regenerated and produced into items of furniture, reflecting the throw away culture of today and addressing the issue of disregarded furniture. The ‘Lost & Found’ collection is now available on commission for a bespoke items of furniture.

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Balloona Stool

Over 500 balloons are tied on a solid wood stool. Designer Natalie Kruch has a penchant for making the ordinary beautiful and intriguing. The Balloona Stool is Natalie’s first object with Umbra, after graduating from the University of Alberta, Canada.

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Ajar

Ajar is an outer door which appears to be slightly opened. A door that always welcomes you inside, but still makes sure you’re safe and sound behind it.

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