Studio Dunn will introduce the Stillwater Club Chair and the Kujira Coffee Table at ICFF next month.
Recalling the refined lines of mid-century Danish design the inviting Stillwater Club Chair has an air of casual elegance. As in the past, designer and studio owner Asher Dunn drew inspiration from nature when creating this piece. "I referenced the form language of tree limbs, arching branches, and hidden bird nests in my design," explains Dunn.
Using a combination of traditional and contemporary joinery techniques, Dunn and his team of craftspeople build the mid-century modern chairs from sustainably sourced American hardwood in either Walnut or White Oak. The Stillwater chair features brass details and soft tweed fabric in Charcoal, Mixed Grey, or Navy.
Like the Stillwater Club Chair, the serene Kujira Coffee Table (Kujira meaning Japanese for 'whale') is also inspired by nature and was influenced by both mid-century Danish and Asian design. Dunn drew inspiration from the skeletal structure of whales as well as river stones, sea glass, and driftwood. "As I sketched, I referred to the soft, smooth edges created by the tumble of waves and currents and infused this into my design," says Dunn.
The resulting table incorporates traditional solid hardwood construction with modern bent lamination techniques. Its unique features include hand-selected boards of either Walnut or White Oak - specially chosen for their interesting grain - as well as subtle brass details.
Stillwater and Kujira will be available starting May 29, 2014, and are the first of several new pieces planned for release this year.
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About the manufacturer: Studio DUNN is an American furniture and lighting design firm committed to the creation of well-designed and meticulously crafted products. The firm creates timeless pieces influenced by nature and the aesthetic of mid-20th century modernism with a contemporary twist. Founder and designer Asher Dunn has received numerous honors, including 'Best New Designer' at the 2010 International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New England Home's '5 Under 40' in 2012, Vogue's 'Ten Contemporary Designers to Collect Today' in 2013, and Forbes '30 Under 30' in 2014.