'Two's Company' - House & Garden
David Nicholls includes Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon in his piece on creative and personal partnerships in the design industry for House & Garden.
Wallpaper Design Awards Winner - Rodan
Thanks to Wallpaper Magazine for including us in their Design Awards roll call. Our Rodan Coffee table features in their summary of Best Uchi, which is Japanese for house, and we are delighted to be channelling the vibes of a culture that reveres simplicity, blended with beautiful materiality in its making.
Rodan started its life in our small but perfectly formed prototyping workshop, as a 1:5 model. As we progressed to full size models we laboured, as only those who love furniture would, on a millimetre here, on how long to take the lipping detail, and on exactly what height works best when you want a table that offers a relaxed feeling but must work with both low slung and higher positioned seating. Our ambition is to create furniture that engages with its strong shape, is gentle in its materiality and is generous in its detailing.
Our table wants to be fine and delicate at its lip, but solid and safe at its base, and all the while it must appear balanced and harmonious in its proportions. The base is constructed using traditional coopering (barrel making) techniques, and the resulting multi sided circular cask is then turned on the lathe to a perfect finish. Rodan’s table top lid is secured with a simplified Shaker swallowtail lapper detail, a motif originally conceived to prevent the wood in their iconic boxes from splitting, allowing it to comfortably expand and contract with temperature and humidity changes.
The Rodan Coffee table is offered in a white oiled Oak, black American Walnut and black stained Oak finish. As our Shaker and Japanese friends may have said, hands to work, and Arigatou Gozaimasu.
LDF 17: PINCH X 1882 Ltd. - FLARE
Our brand new Fine Bone China collection FLARE was launched at our Bourne Street shop during London Design Festival 2017. During the festival we presented an exhibition of the project’s story, ambitions and journey, revealing the processes and craftsmanship involved in both the design and development of the collection for 1882 Ltd.
FLARE, made by expert craftspeople in Stoke On Trent, represents our ever present ambition that our work combines strong shape, beautiful materiality and a commitment to expert making. The collection, comprising a pitcher, jug, mug and series of 3 bowls, is now available to purchase from the shop.
Thanks to all the press and our supporters who attended our breakfasts, and popped in during the week to find out more about this project and collection.
LDF Round Up - The Conran Shop x PINCH - L’Abattoir
Our long-term collaborators, The Conran Shop, invited us to create an installation for the window in their Marylebone store. Based around the theme of a Craft Laboratory, we presented a unique series of stylised stories that framed the progressions and abstracted inspirations behind some of our favourite pieces in our cross-category collection.
The installation, L’Abattoir, communicated how we approach ‘making’ our designs and showed how much thought, experimentation and creative commitment goes into each piece.
Thanks to everyone who came to learn more about our designs, inspirations, and what really goes into the process of making our unique furniture.
LDF Round Up - Decorex International 2017
Returning to Decorex International once again, this year our stand told a tale in shades of green, where we launched our TWIG bench in a new format. We also presented a brand new olive green colour way for our Joyce cabinets. Also available in bespoke colours, the Joyce is a statement piece designed to last.
This year we also showcased a brand new hand blocked velvet fabric TULIP by Neisha Crosland for Turnell & Gigon on our Pendel two-seat sofa.
We enjoyed taking new and old trade clients through our collection of designs, and also discussed bespoke opportunities across our portfolio. We would like to thank everyone who visited us during a fantastic London Design Festival, and look forward to next year.