Posts tagged as 'spun metal'

Mon 20.12.

‘Spun’ chair and table by Glenn and Justin Lamont (AU)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 20.12.2010 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Spun' stool by Justin Lamont, photo by Giang Do

The Australian designers Glenn and Justin Lamont from LifeSpaceJourney created this dining table and stools which are composed of spun metal seats/table tops and round, solid wooden legs. Inspired from the simple uncluttered perspective of a child the designer brothers were driven by a desire to utilize simple age old local trades.

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'Kalotte' by Sebastian Summa for Hugo Bräuer Metallwaren

By means of its relatively simple and artless old buildings one can see that Neukölln, since a few year’s one of the hippest quarters of Berlin, used to be a typical worker’s house area with many workshops and lots of small-scale industry once.

Some of these old workshops survived and with the help of some Berlin based designers one of them was even able to draw attention to a trade which has almost disappeared behind the globalised market. Together with the industrial designer Sebastian Summa, who is trained as a blacksmith and graduated at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, the 100 year’s old family owned metal spinning workshop Hugo Bräuer Metalware developed this beautiful series of suspension lamps.

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