LAMP AND STOOL
More sculptural than functional, pieces by designer Antón Álvarez work on various different levels. On the one hand, as in this case, they can be used as a stool and a lamp, and on the other, they are also decorative objects, authentic sculptural pieces removed from questions of practicality and imbued with strength.
Photo: Gustav Almestál and Paul Plews
In search of new shapes and techniques, designer Giselle Hicks leaves her finger prints over every one of these pieces. This mottled finish leads to ceramic works that are simple, earthy and pure.
Inspired by the work of North American sculptor Alexander Calder, the Hafucha table invokes some of his most notable structural ideas. It is an almost sculptural piece, and the way its elements have been assembled highlights its construction and provides a sense of rigidity.
North American designer Stephen Kenn has started working with a new style, a different format for his large chairs and new materials. This long bench breaks the conventions of the military aesthetic and achieves a refined and honest purity with its wooden and metal elements.
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