Here in New Zealand, we are blessed with some super talented designers. Recent furniture shopping for our house has forced me to boil them down to a list of my very favourites. To begin with:
The Adjutant Table by Nathan Goldsworthy
L Dinning Table by David Moreland
Framed Armchair by David Moreland
Studio Chairs and Stools by Jason Whiteley for Resident
Tangerine Stackable Chairs by Simon James
Twig Coat Stand by Jamie McLellan for Fletcher Systems
Our very own New Zealand company Rekindle is doing something outstanding with waste wood. Those fabulous dining chairs are made out of recycled wood from demolished old villas. By turning waste wood into fabulous designs, the company is aiming to support communities to utilise their wood waste fully and in doing so, transforming the waste (in this case, Christchurch earthquake damage) into high value objects. Bravo!
Is it just me? Every time when I hear the phrase Norwegian Wood, I get this instant romantic/nostalgic feel. The song, the book, the movie (perhaps not the movie). Anyway, now here is the real deal. Designed by Krosser from Norway, these stumps named Årringene (growth rings) are 100% pure Norwegian wood. They can be ordered in heights up to 60 cm, in white, black, light gray and dark gray. They are simple and clean, wonderfully characteristic and decorative, and should I add, romantic and nostalgic too?
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Marius Myking‘s Pow Pow Chair is such an interesting piece of furniture!
…loosely inspired by the famous Brooklyn based electronica band LCD Soundsystem and their song – “pow pow”. This public seating area chair was designed with a clear materialistic approach dealing with a powder coated “inside” and an mirror polished “outside” reflecting its environment, all made out of one aluminum sheet.