As the world around us becomes increasingly digitised, our fundamental need to get back to nature is more apparent than ever. Natural materials within our home can evoke a sense of calm, through sustainable fabrics and earthy tones. Discover our “New Naturals” edit of furniture and accessories, crafted from sustainable materials, for a more tactile home. From rattan lounge chairs, to solid ash furniture and handmade glassware.
Designed in 1936 by architect Viggo Boesen, the award-winning Fox Lounge Chair has established itself as an icon of Danish modernism. Handcrafted from sustainable rattan, the lounge chair’s structure is woven by skilled artisans and finished with wicker bindings.
Architect and designer Viggo Boesen had an influential career, establishing himself within the Modernism movement of the 1930s, pioneering organic furniture design. From his workshop, he designed a collection with the emphasis on organic forms and flowing lines.
The Belladonna Sofa, designed in 1951 by Franco Albini, echoes the mid-century modern style with its elegant form. Italian designer and architect Franco Albini was active within the Neo Rationalist movement of the 1920s, creating some of the most iconic furniture designs of the Twentieth Century. During the 1950s he began exploring natural materials, going on to develop a signature range of rattan furniture. The collection marries traditional Italian craft techniques with a modern aesthetic.
Made In Britain
Synonymous with the mid-century modern aesthetic, Ercol have become a hallmark of British furniture making. Founded by Lucian R Ercolani, the company celebrated their 100th anniversary last year with a re-edition of their design classics collection. Crafted from solid ash, the range features iconic designs, including the Windsor Dining Chair and the Originals Stacking Chair.
A feature of the dining chair's construction is the classic Windsor wedge joint, whereby the leg traverses directly through the seat; a wedge is then inserted into the leg, forming a remarkably strong unity. This distinctive joint has become an integral element of the chair’s design. Ercol continue to produce their collections in Britain today.
Scandinavian design house Iittala have developed their own unique colour palette comprising a myriad of tones, through decades of experimentation in glassmaking. A brand new colour to their range –“linen” is inspired by the natural flax fields of the surrounding Finnish landscape.
By Jennifer Ring