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.
February, 26, 2016
We were delighted to team up with Waldo Works on the beautifully conceived Laslett, a new boutique hotel located in vibrant Notting Hill. Striking the perfect balance between comfort and cool, the 51 bedrooms house a series of locally sourced antiques, and carefully curated photographs. The clever use of statement furniture and quirky accessories gives a modern yet homely feel with plenty of character. Our Clyde side tables and Imo benches sit comfortably alongside sleek fittings and snug textiles. Downstairs in the lobby sits a relaxed space, encompassing part bar, gallery and hangout. Pinch worked with Waldo Works on a bespoke curved back Noelle sofa which nestles perfectly in a window bay.
Photos courtesy of Ana Cuba The Laslett 8 Pembridge Gardens, Notting Hill, London, W2 4DU www.thelaslett.co.uk
January, 26, 2016
Wild-Inspirations, Maison & Objet
“Nature takes over, expressing itself in all its states, from the wild to the sacred. Forms and materials reconnect with elements to be in line with Mother Earth.’
Each season, the Maison & Objet ‘Observatoire de la Maison’ analyses new consumer behaviours to define and explore a theme staged at the show. This year they explored the theme ‘Wild’ taking inspiration from the natural world. Confronted with a world formatted by technology, urbanization and excessive domestication, they seek to find refuge in the innocence of an untouched and preserved landscape. Nim, referencing lava, strata and stone, was showcased in the exhibition as an example of this exploration.
January, 06, 2016
The Aram Gallery, Prototypes and Experiments VIII
We are taking part in an exhibition at The Aram Gallery, entitled Prototypes and Experiments VIII, running until 16.01.16. The exhibition is designed to show ideas in development and give the audience an understanding of the creative process. Rather than celebrating the end products of creativity, Prototypes & Experiments encourages reflection on the design process, and the many forms, routes and diversions it can take. Pinch have been invited to showcase our new jesmonite table, Nim, alongside a host of other cross category designers and projects. Details here