Images:International Furniture VS Fashion collaboration. Hand crafted from solid ash and using traditional woodworking techniques, the piece’s subtle, understated lines belie a complex construction that utilises well over 200 hand cut joints. The work will be unveiled at 100% Futures.
Despoke caught up with emerging Scottish atelier Method Furniture who will be unveiling pieces from their new collection at 100% Design 2011 .
Established by Marisa Giannasi (Architect and Designer) and Calum Robinson (Second Generation Cabinet maker) they produce a superbly handcrafted range of elegant contemporary furniture, using traditional woodworking and cabinetmaking techniques. Detail, heritage, honesty and integrity suffuse their work – Callum Robinson is creative director – “We’re passionate about communicating the individual story of every piece…Above all; it’s always about trying to create something remarkable”
What made you want to become a designer – in the first place?
M – I’ve always considered architecture to be the highest art-form – a painter is restricted to a canvas, a sculptor a solid substrate….architecture’s about the poetics of space, changing environments and affecting the way people live. For me, furniture design has been a natural evolution.
C – I’ve never known anything else…but until I met Marisa I was never really been aware of it as design – for my entire adult life I’ve been involved in making beautiful things for a living. If I didn’t know how to make a thing the way I thought it ought to be made, I’d invent a method. It turns out that’s called design.