The yin-yang relationship between the objects’ precision-cut aluminum and playful, vibrant anodized colours reflects their makers’ fusion of styles—which culminates in furniture beautiful enough to keep for a hundred years, at least.
Milan’s 2022 Salone del Mobile design week will be a bit more colourful this year thanks to a new collaboration between Poltrona Frau and artist Felipe Pantone. The Italian furniture brand is celebrating its 110th anniversary with a classic armchair reimagined in vivid technicolour by Pantone.
Founded by designers and woodworkers Frédérique Beaubien and Yannic Ryan, furniture design brand Vaste was created to make high-end wood pieces that would last for generations. Intended for both residential and commercial use, each handcrafted piece raises the standard on contemporary Canadian furniture design, letting the quality of the wood shine through simple silhouettes and stellar craftmanship.
House of Léon furniture and accessories are crafted in a family-owned atelier in Istanbul, lending a dose of artisanship and Mediterranean inspiration to the affordable furniture market.
Vancouver-based furniture brand Sundays has launched its second collaboration with local multidisciplinary artist Scott Sueme. Sueme balances boldness with subtlety in two uniquely optical creations: the Free Study and New Tides rugs.
Released at Paris Design Week this past March, Theoreme Editions Collection 02 comprises objects and furniture curated by Parisian creatives David Giroire and Jérôme Bazzocchi. This newest collection focuses on the tangible exchange between technical design and the imagination, creating a dialogue between modern art and functionality.
Thom Fougere’s approach to furniture has been “archetypal,” which he explains as stripped down in its purpose but not in its conception and design: “I hate the word minimalism because it is interpreted as an applied aesthetic, where true minimalism has complexity embedded in it.”
“Our privilege as furniture, object, or interior designers is that we are working at the scale where we are closest to people. People touch what we do, they’re immersed in what we do. I really love this scale because this is where I can control the experience the most.”