Prior to launching my brand I worked in what I can only describe as Sydney's home of true authentic design in the world of furniture, CULT. It became clear that the philosophy of CULT and the incredible brands represented in their Sydney showroom paralleled my own, remaining true to original design and craftsmanship. These designs for me are as much of an artwork as anything I would hang on my walls and only solidified my love of original design.
Hans J. Wegner is widely considered to be one of the leading figures in 20th century furniture design - and a driving force in the “Danish Modern” movement that changed the way people looked at furniture in the 1950s and 1960s.
"A chair is to have no backside. It should be beautiful from all sides and angles." Hans J Wegner.
Serge Mouille Lampadaire 3 Bras : 1952
Throughout the 1950s Mouille designed large, angular, insect-like wall mounted and standing lamps with several arms and smaller, more curved wall-sconces. He worked to achieve a kinetic, sculptural aesthetic that evoked a sense of movement in space.
Described as “a reaction to the Italian models, which were beginning to invade the market in 1950,” Serge Mouille
Jacques Adnet Circulaire Mirror: 1950's
In 1950, Adnet formed a partnership with the French fashion house, Hermes, where he developed a collection of leather-covered furniture and interior accessories. Accordingly, he made a round leather mirror with brass hinges. Besides the remarkable leather and brass details, the mirror is also unique as the strap that holds the mirror is in direct proportion to the dimension of the mirror.