Dec, 01, 2016
Pinch pieces pop up on Lamb's Conduit Street
Esteemed British lifestyle brand Bert & May, best known for their collection of preloved and reproduction encaustic tiles, have moved into no.52 Lamb’s Conduit Street for the merry month of December. As well as showing the breadth of their own offering, across tiles, paint and fabrics, they have also invited a few of their favourite brands to showcase their goods, and we are delighted that a number of Pinch pieces are available to buy and carry home from the store, including our smaller tables, stools, lamps and mirrors. The Pop Up will run until Dec 24th, with a late opening on Thursday 1st December, when Bert & May take part in the Lamb’s Conduit Street Christmas Market, where festive fizz and mince pies will be on hand to revive any flagging shoppers until 20.30.
Oct, 18, 2016
Step inside the second home of Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon, a 300-year-old cow barn in Charente-Maritime, France.
Full article by Dwell magazine here Written credits to Laura Mauk and Photography by Simon Watson
Sept, 20, 2016
New collection launched at Decorex International
Launching at Decorex International, part of London Design Festival 2016 (18 – 21 September), are 5 new pieces to the PINCH collection. The new pieces include a drinks cabinet, a dresser, a console, a full length wall mirror and upholstered dining chairs. We will be presenting these new pieces alongside a collection of our signature work and upholstery covered in fabric by Martyn Thompson Studio. The US based photographer and designer brings his photographic based fabric collection to LDF for the first time; at both our stand in Decorex and their show in LDF’s Brompton Quarter. Decorex International also marks the first UK presentation of the Nim Copper Coffee table, which explores texture and form resulting in a generously scaled and monolithic piece. Other pieces to be shown at Decorex, first launched by PINCH at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, April 2016, include the Menton desk and Iona tall cheval mirror.
June, 07, 2016
La Gent x PINCH Pop up
For the month of June, La Gent, in collaboration with Pinch, present a collection of home and lifestyle goods at the exciting and creatively driven space, The Koppel Project on London’s Baker Street. Founded in 2015, La Gent is multi-brand online platform that brings together a carefully curated range of designers who are at the forefront of the resurgence of the artisan movement-brands whose manufacturing process is integral to their story. The newly opened Koppel Project is a creative hub, bringing together a contemporary art gallery, a creative work and learning space, a cafe and London’s first Phaidon bookshop, all of which will be available for visitors to the La Gent × Pinch pop up to enjoy.
April, 12, 2016
Salone del Mobile, Milan
During Salone Del Mobile we took up residence in an old Milanese shoe shop, a delightful home for the week with its dancing natural light and just a stone’s throw from the Wallpaper* Arcade. New pieces exhibited included our Menton desk, Nim Copper coffee table, Euler coffee table and our Iona tall cheval mirror.
Whilst appearing simple and light in outline, the Menton desk (exhibited in walnut with a bordeaux leather top) is a thoroughly modern piece with a crisp silhouette, and features fully developed integrated cable management, with a hidden flex concealed in the leg, to abort the presence of ugly wires on view.
Following on from the launch of Natural Nim, we have continued to evolve the table’s explorations on materiality, this time creating a cold cast metal Nim, using a metal flex coat Jesmonite, which has very fine powdered copper suspended within the man-made, water-based building composite. Using a combination of cold patination, gentle blow torch work, and hand painting (employing both matt and pearlescent specialist paints) a dramatic colour graduation is created on the sides of the piece.
The Euler table explores two opposing materials in extremely close proximity. Euler is built on a 10 x 10 grid of English oak, with a highly developed internal structure to knit the piece rigidly together. It is then inlaid with a white (alternatively orange) resin that brings a distinctly graphic quality to the piece.
The Iona tall cheval is the sister design to the oak Iona Cheval Mirror with drawer section. The design has been streamlined for 2016, to offer a full length elliptical mirror, on a poised walnut a-frame which will also be available in oak.