There is no denying that is Henry Wilson is cool. Wilson’s A-Joint Series can turn a few pieces of wood found at any hardware into a table, bench, stool or desk with the ingenuity of a single cast joint. It is a simple method of construction (that Wilson can do for you, or you can do yourself) that is not only clever and sustainably responsible but materially honest and structurally beautiful.
A very recent addition to Wilson’s range is the STRT table which caught our eye on Instagram. An austere solid brass frame supports a modest plate of a chosen material (glass, stone, timber etc) in a combined geometry of either squares or circles (or a combination of both). It is honest, elegant and speaks simply of the inherent beauty of materials we are familiar with but perhaps have not celebrated so acutely.
We are particularly enjoying the slow renaissance of late of raw but rich material palettes in Wilson’s work and the work of our contemporaries. The robust beauty and the truth of materials being employed – brass, bronze, aluminium, raw leather, glass (smoked, mirrored, wired) and raw ply/pine – is both inspired and inspiring.
And… don’t be forgetting that today is the last day to enter the Chat in a Chair INSTAGRAM competition to win a Herman Miller Eames LCW from Living Edge, the favourite chair of last week’s chatter Miranda Skoczek. The competition closes tonight at midnight. Competition details here.