Shapeup – Ladies and Gentleman Studio

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The latest collection ‘Shape Up’ by Seattle based duo Dylan Davis and Jean Lee from ‘Ladies & Gentleman Studio’ is serenely playful. Beautifully considered objects, this ensemble of pendants, table lamps and acrobatic assemblages of materiality are all compositions in compatible shapes.

The ‘Shape Up’ pendant – made up of a metal cone, glass sphere, cylinder, and arc, all threaded together with coloured cotton flex – is completely adaptable to any environment. Whether used in a combination or singular, heights are adjusted with solid brass counterweights and pulley hardware.

It’s not just the shapes of this collection that make them so covetable but also the use of materials. Brass, copper and timber nestle or hover on corian plinths. Blown glass baubles float on strings and cast glass shades, thick and weighty, ground their base.

Affectionately handcrafted, Davis and Lee create the metal, timber and corian components in-house and draw on the talents of contemporaries like John Hogan for his hand-blown and cast glass skills. It’s exciting to watch the progression of this talented duo as they go from strength to strength.

Credits: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio

Maria Jeglinksa ‘Drawn Objects’

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Polish Industrial Designer Maria Jeglinska‘s ‘Drawn Objects’ are an artistic exercise in the dialogue between the 2D and the 3D. Personifying the object through its accompanying pattern, they are robust modern day objet d’art.

Jeglinska talks about her need to continuously draw, filling pages of sketchbooks with the same form until the style of the drawing owns its vision. She compares herself to a musician, constantly practicing and exploring to create visual melodies. ‘Drawn Objects’ with their bold primary colours and saturated pinks are pure pop. Things of beauty in their minimalist crafted form, their decorative skins embellish their visual pulling power.

This is a woman on a creative trajectory. Having being awarded the IKEA foundation scholarship upon graduation she was fortunate to work with the likes of Konstantin Grcic and Galerie Kreo. She started her own practice, Office for Design & Research, in 2010, and is the co-founder of EESTT (Eastern European Study Think Tank).

Credits: Maria JeglinksaPhoto Credits: Magorzata Turczyńska for Culture

EGG COLLECTIVE

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New York based Egg Collective’s trio, Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis, and Hillary Petric are super busy creating the next generation of heirlooms. With backgrounds in architecture, woodworking and art, they continuously achieve furniture that is quietly highbrow.

True conception, seamless craftsmanship and a sublime choice of materiality ensures longevity. Each piece a hero in its own right, their collection also works as an eclectic complementary family. The ‘Ritter Chest’s warm grey lacquered wood body is topped in stone and floats above its petite bronze feet. The marble base of the ‘Hawley ‘ side table sits firmly on the ground while its hexagonal brass disc radiates invitingly. The ‘Hanger Bookcase’, ‘Turner Sideboard’, and ‘Morrison Sideboard’ are divine examples of storage in materials such as walnut, bronze, stone and leather.

This ensemble of wonderful talent are perhaps just in time to save us all from consumerism as their legacy of furniture will outlive us all.

Credits: egg collective

Out/About: Château de la Resle

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Wow! Dutchmen Johan Bouman and Pieter Franssen’s magnificent aesthetic is perfectly composed in their Burgundy hotel, ‘Château de la Resle’. Enthusiastic collectors of contemporary art and furniture, the new and old collide with poetic beauty in this 6-suite guesthouse.

The brilliance of this design is the commanding nature of the contemporary pieces against the majestic backdrop of such a robust old dame of a building. Original features like the marble fireplaces, intricate plasterwork, grand staircase and decorative timber paneling, are so striking in their level of craftsmanship that it only seems fitting to ensure their new companions are of the same ilk.

Roderick Vos’s kitchen dresser, heavy in black steel and timber, is a wonderful modern interpretation of a manor’s kitchen. While Patricia Urquiola’s bathware, ’Vieques’ for Agape is perfectly suited to this grandiose farmhouse.

Bouman and Franssen enlisted their favourite Dutch designers to create exclusive pieces for the hotel. The result was so successful that they have started their own ‘Chateau de la Resle’ label, so now we can all have a little piece of this design divinity.

Credits: Château de la Resle

BOWER NYC

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In 2013 Danny Giannella and Tammer Hijazi co-founded Bower Studio, an artistic endeavour to make everyday objects into delightful forms while maintaining their purpose. The result is a playful collection ranging from paperweights to tables. Boy have they been busy!

The ‘Contour Table’, as its name suggests, is dictated by its form – each element embracing the other. Mirror or stone, inset into the walnut tops, cap their cylindrical legs. The ‘Moire Table’ fans out creating delicate patterns in its slatted top. Geometric forms dominate Bower’s ‘Shape Mirrors’ and ‘Shape Boards’ generating 3D visual effects. And who wouldn’t want a little bit of ‘Tipsy’ on their table, with their grounded brass bottoms and cheeky little pointed hats?  There is a hearty theme to Bower’s colour palette of muted apricots, mustards and sage, with bolts of blue and aqua.

These two super-likable lads are having a ball, making life fun. Humor plays an important role in their process, which comes across in their objects. So get on board, we’re sure it’s infectious!

Credits: BOWER

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