‘Maya’ desk by James Melia for Dare Studio
The latest addition to the Brighton-based furniture brand Dare Studio‘s collection, the pared-down design of this solid-wood ‘Maya’ desk was developed by UK-based designer James Melia. Launched earlier this year during London Design Festival in September, the highly-sculptural piece features a large concealed drawer and two ‘secret’ storage units and is available in variety of materials and finishes such as American black walnut or white oak or ash with an optional timber or Corian top. (more…)
Detail of a desk from the '62-series' by Greta Grossman, recently reissued by Gubi
Following last year’s relaunch of the iconic, modernist ‘Grasshopper’ lamp, in 2012 Danish furniture and lighting brand Gubi revived not one but further four elegant, Mid-Century modern classics created by the acclaimed designer and architect, Greta Grossman. Relaunched at this year’s edition of Stockholm Furniture Fair, the ’62-series’ wasn’t designed in 1962, as its name may suggest, but more than half a century ago, in 1952, with the number wittily indicating that the pieces were ten years ahead of their time. Characterised by the use of contrasting colours and materials such as; natural American walnut, glossy black laminate and powder-coated metal, the four-piece furniture collection comprises a desk and three chests of drawers in varying sizes, all of which will be available from autumn 2012.
Watch ‘Greta Grossman – A Pioneer Female Designer’ documentary at the end of this post.