Alice Tacheny’s hand crafted furniture is part of the “slow movement”. The slow movement that I am referring to is the idea of saving up to purchase a crafted solid wood piece that will last generations. I like the idea that people are either using vintage furniture or buying pieces made responsibly and with a hand made quality. These pieces fit that bill quite well. I love how you get to see a small glimpse of the brass legs in PLATTE tables. I appreciate discovering the small details, like the pulls on the TILDE dresser.
Alice’s discipline is influenced both by a lifelong love of craft and a deep connection to the objects she designs and creates. Her inspiration derives from experimentation with raw materials and converging forms, and results in designs that embody simplicity and an understated grace. She strives to create pieces with meaning and purpose and to integrate these honest values into her work.
The first time a saw that chair (the first picture) I about lost it. You know when an object or art pieces just “speaks” to you, ya you know what I am taking about. It became my personal mission to find out who design this stunner. A follower on my Pintrest was able to identify the designer as Gianfranco Frattini. Recently I came across the designer that was responsible for using them in one of their projects. Damon Liss has an amazing portfolio full of mid century interiors that are are breath taking. This Chelsea Loft has some fantastic pieces and the spaces have a warm modern feeling.
As a follow up to yesterdays post about the Ampersand House, I took a look at their current exhibition and was very impressed. Their current selection of mid century furniture and artist pieces is wonderful. I said it yesterday but I will say it today as well. I think its genius that you can view these pieces in a home setting. I would like to believe that it would help a potential buyer imagine it in their own home.
Yellow ceramic object by Wouter Dam, Orange Slice chair bu Pierre Paulin, green ceramic object by Wouter Dam small sideboard with blue painted door by Cees Braakman, lamp by Anvia
When I first saw these modern Material Containers by Jeonghwa Seo I couldn’t quite figure out what they were. Chess pieces, stools, side tables were just a few of my thoughts. As I got past trying to figure out what they were, I was more so drawn to the modern materials and verity used. Copper, wood, cast aluminum and brass are just a few of the materials used to make these beautiful pieces of functional sculpture.
In order to discover and present the qualities of various materials and craft techniques, I have set a platform for contain those in the most simple and stable way. As if we contain ingredients in the food container or store raw materials in the storage boxes, I look for materials and simply put it on the aluminum casted container.
These pieces by Jonathan Rowell were created with modern craftsmanship through and through. I am a sucker for walnut and the Applejack nesting stools are phenomenal as they feel like they almost melt and extend to the floor. The Trumpet desk lamp in walnut and white lacquer would look really great facing a wall bouncing the light throughout a room. Make sure to check out the rest of Jonathan’s work.
The latest email newsletter from Method Studio contained a beautiful story of an amazing set of custom modern chairs and table. I love to see the process made visual, telling the story with imagery and just a few words. There are some details that really caught my attention. The indigo stained underside of the chairs is a fantastic detail that wasn’t necessary but it works seamlessly with the blue leather seats. If you haven’t seen the work of my favorite Scotland based duo you can learn more about them here http://plastolux.com/method-behind-modern-furniture.html Make sure to click through and see how it all turned out.
The timber, which accounts for 95% of the commission, was felled in Shandwick Place in Edinburgh (distance to sawmill to be milled and dried = 11 miles) before being carefully selected and making its way to our workshop (6 miles)
And the clients home is 18 miles from the workshop. Which is only 35 miles. And that’s not bad