'The Pinch Apartment': The Future Perfect, San Francisco
As part of their fifth anniversary celebrations, The Future Perfect have annexed a new apartment area to extend their San Francisco retail space to offer more of an unexpected and inspiring shopping experience. 'The Complex’ launched in May 2018, and its first show titled ‘The Pinch Apartment’ showcases our full bedroom collection, including the newly launched Moreau bed and Elan armoire, as well as a selection of other PINCH pieces including our Frans drinks cabinet and Pendel two seat sofa.
Founder of TFP David Alhadeff envisioned creating an environment that feels more like a home than a retail space, with interconnecting rooms offering a unique experience to visitors. The space is a beautifully curated environment, showcasing a selection of artistically led, sensitively considered furniture and accessories, and is consequently a perfect PINCH home in the Pacific Heights neighbourhood.
PINCH presents first bedroom collection
We are delighted to present our first bedroom collection, which is centred on two new launches: the Elan armoire and the Moreau bed. Both Elan and Moreau represent our studio’s criteria in designing furniture and lighting that combines strong signature shapes, beautiful materiality and expert making.
With the addition of the Moreau bed to the collection, we now offer a compelling bedroom story, as the bed complements perfectly the existing bedroom pieces in our range, including the Harlosh bedside table, Lana dressing table, as well as the Iona wall and cheval mirrors. Russell Pinch explains; “Designing a bed is a great challenge and resisting the temptation to over-design is an important consideration in our work. We want our furniture to display an enriching but relaxed simplicity and a lightness of touch, while delivering recognisable Pinch handwriting in a piece that has only so much room for re-invention.”
Since Pinch started in 2004, we have been asked repeatedly by our clients to add a bed to our collection. The long-awaited Moreau bed delivers our classic Pinch language, where the design has a soft elegance, mixed with a clean and modern poise. Mirroring the lines of its namesake Moreau sofa, one of our best-selling pieces, the upholstered bedhead and frame follows the sculptural camel-back lines, and offers the same sense of generosity and comfort. The Moreau Bed is available in Queen, King and Super King sizes with oak or walnut feet. It can be upholstered in client’s own material to suit an individual’s scheme and is shown here in our preferred fabric; Sahco, Fenello, a beautiful linen mix, in a straw-meets-gold tone, that perfectly chimes with our relaxed, luxurious language.
Elan armoire The second new launch for our bedroom story is the Elan armoire, a wardrobe that offers a modern take on the classic cabinetry technique of Marquetry. Three harmonious birch veneers are combined to create a gentle yet dimensional colour story, layered across the abstract shapes that decorate the doors. While Elan was developed with clothes storage in mind, it can also be made for living area use, as the internal ladder system, which is based on the pre-Industrial revolution technique for creating adjustable shelving - allows the user to select their preferred hanging/shelf and drawer combinations. Additionally, the armoire has custom cast brass, copper plated handles and hinges.
Other bedroom pieces The Pinch bedroom collection includes several designs from our portfolio, including the Lana dressing table, the Iona mirrors, the Harlosh bedside tables and our Anders light. Available in a choice of finishes, the additional bedroom items work harmoniously with the Moreau bed and Elan armoire, to create a tranquil yet dimensional bedroom space.
For more information on the collection, or to find out how to view the pieces, please email email@example.com The bedroom collection is now available to view at our shop on Bourne Street.
PINCH Salone del Mobile 2018: New Launches
Exhibiting alongside Wallpaper* Magazine’s highly-anticipated Handmade exhibition, on Via Moscova’s Mediatecca in the Brera Design District, PINCH launched two new armoires; Elan and Fielding.
The new Elan armoire offers a modern take on the classic cabinetry technique of marquetry. Three harmonious veneers are combined to create a gentle yet dimensional colour story, layered across the abstract, nebulous shapes that decorate the doors. The Elan armoire was developed with clothes storage in mind, but it could also be used in living areas as the internal ladder system (which is based on the pre-Industrial Revolution technique for creating adjustable shelving), allows the adjustment of the hanging/shelf and drawer combinations.
Alongside Elan, we exhibited the new Fielding armoire, Elan’s alter ego - a simple, pared back cupboard that allows the beauty of well-sourced timber to shine, and displays the studio’s signature lightness of touch. This quieter piece, consistent with so much of our design ambition, where we combine strong shapes, the beauty of materiality and expert making, can be used in any room, configured for any use, and displays Russell and Oona’s delight in taking classicism as a design start point, and rendering their pieces modern with an architectural rigour and obsession with detail.
Alongside these two new pieces, we exhibited our latest dining story. Our bespoke length Achilles dining table was partnered with a suite of Avery dining chairs, upholstered in a beautiful deep red goat skin, vegetable tanned leather, sourced from our friends and neighbours HOWE on Bourne St. A complimentary deep red lacquered Emil dresser, with a white oiled oak interior, completed the striking story, and illustrates how clients can specify their own custom colours in both lacquer finish, and fabric and leather, as well as selecting from our standard colour collection. The curation showcases the beauty of well sourced timber, and bold but responsible use of colour, a style direction much favoured by Creative Director Oona Bannon.
'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.