With ICFF upon us there are bound to be a slew of new products and designs for us to admire. Studio Dunn has some new pieces for us to look at. The Corliss Chair, Bristol Console Table and the Narragansett Bowls are what caught my eye. I have always admired the work of Studio Dunn, their attention to detail and killer craftsmanship rank pretty high in my book (I don’t really have a ranking book but you know what I mean) I wish I were going to be at ICFF this year to see all of the “newness” that will clog the internet soon.
The shell-like Narragansett Bowls highlight the simplicity of natural utility. Drawing from the sea, Native Americans in Rhode Island had assimilated a variety of shells for plating food. Available in brass or cast iron, the Narragansett Bowls create an earthy vessel to display edible or decorative items. Exposed edges embellish angular shadows thrown from their bends, while the weight of the material anchors the humble receptacle.
The spitting image of revolution. The Corliss Chair cleverly integrates traditional American hardwood construction in its maple seat with a graceful, comfort driven, and handcrafted aluminum backing. Its true connection a secret between them, this union of sustainable and recyclable materials harmoniously joins along a curved plane. Paying homage to George Corliss, the founder of the first independently-powered steam engine, the chair naturally innovates any setting.
Find yourself entranced in the Bristol Console’s flowing pillars and waves. Indulge in the intricacy of its endless streaming lines, forged by its slim contours, branch-like stretcher, distinctive connection points, and the surface’s cusp. The console’s hardwood construction and sizeable top sends a personal invitation to a serene space while also playing host to casual use.