From their home-based studio tucked in the remote mountain village of El Valle, New Mexico, the husband/wife furniture design duo Larry and Nancy Buechley crafted a charming furniture collection that includes dinning tables, consoles, rockers and chairs. They recently sent us some information and photos about these inspiring twisted coffee table bases, which we are happy to share further: Both art majors in college — Larry focusing on sculpture, Nancy on painting — the two found themselves increasingly drawn to furniture design and construction. The results of the artists turned self-taught furniture makers are dramatic twisting, turning furniture masterpieces with impossible flowing lines. “Because we approach our work from an art background, rather than a technical school side, we are more interested in form, balance, positive and negative space,” says Larrry. The coffee tables are available for purchase online here, with prices ranging from $1800 for the Wovenwood Coffee Table Base (first photo of the post), to $2000 for the Trefoil Coffee Table Base (second picture).
Handmade, elegant and solid, the Dixon Modular Storage Unit from Dare Studio is a beautiful example of well-made British design. Designed by Patrick Frey for Richard Lampert, the sleek, modest and rather demure Stak Trolley system is suited to home and office environments. German-Based Richard Lampert follows the motto: ‘as little as possible, as much as necessary’.
The Stacked system was designed by Julien De Smedt for Muuto. Held together using small clips, Stacked comprises modules of varied sizes that are arranged to create many different storage solutions and set-ups. The 835 Infinito modular bookcase was designed by Franco Albini for Cassina. Comprised of vertical elements, containers with doors or flaps and shelves in two depths, Infinito is an expression of possibilities that are designed to bring order to a space. Randomito from MDF Italia is a single unit hanging bookcase (available in white, orange, sand and green) that can also be turned upside down. Combining units provides a larger configuration with a striking visual impact.