Coming from two different cultures has been instrumental in how we’ve approached our design process. We strive to bring a sense of diversity to our designs. We have a deep respect for the Scandinavian masters of the past, as their work utilized craftsmanship and quality materials to create functional and honest designs. We also admire the Italian masters for their intellectual approach to design. From this cross-cultural substrate, we create furniture that respectfully reflects both traditions while also featuring unique embedded stories, symbols and associations, often expressed in a minimalist aesthetic.
Nowadays, a family is simply a network of people who care for each other. It can contain hundreds or two. You can be born into one or build your own. Membership can be gained through genetics, friendship, geographic proximity, work or a shared appreciation.
Balancing a composition involves arranging both positive elements and negative space in such a way that no one area of the design overpowers other areas. Everything works together and fits together in a seamless whole. The individual parts contribute to their sum but don’t try to become the sum. An unbalanced composition can lead to tension. When a design is unbalanced, the individual elements dominate the whole and the composition becomes less than the sum of its parts. In some projects, unbalanced might be right for the message you’re trying to communicate, but generally you want balanced compositions.