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Joint forces: wooden furniture hitting the mark with design details

Joint forces: designers that are hitting the mark with details

4/19/2021 10:04:00 PM

Joint forces: designers that are hitting the mark with details

The devil is in the detail, and traditional wooden joinery, be it butterfly or dovetail, can elevate wooden furniture design with an element of surprise. Here, we share our edit of contemporary wooden furniture featuring exciting joint design.\nWhen creating his eponymous table for Hem, Max Lamb devised leg joints...

boasting delightful joinery from Max Lamb, Christophe Delcourt, Martino Gamper and moreLeft,‘Round & Square’ daybed, £3,500, by Martino Gamper. Right, the leg joint of a ‘Max’ table, €4,599, by Max Lamb, for Hem.Photography: Richard FosterThe devil is in the detail, and traditional wooden joinery, be it butterfly or dovetail, can elevate wooden

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furniture designwith an element of surprise. Here, we share our edit of contemporary wooden furniture featuring exciting joint design.When creating his eponymous table for Hem, Max Lamb devised leg joints that set the legs flush into the tabletop, sturdily supporting its 200kg weight and visible as four simple squares on its surface.

Above, ‘Geo’ side table, from €3,795, by Christophe Delcourt, for Delcourt collection. Below, ‘Sands’ stool, part of the desert collection, price on request, by Hagit Pincovici, from Dimore Gallery. Photography: Richard FosterIsraeli designer Hagit Pincovici went for a more embellished approach, developing an aluminium foam which connects the wooden seat of her ‘Sands’ stool to its sandstone supports, while London-based Italian designer Martino Gamper opted for something more classic when designing his ‘Round & Square’ collection, which uses contrasting woods to make a feature of the good, old-fashioned V joint. headtopics.com

Bringing a bit of French fancy into the mix, Christophe Delcourt’s ‘Geo’ side tables are a lesson in lovely craftsmanship, with the top and bottom shaped to slip on top of one another, giving a geometric side-on view.A detail of Jan Hendzel’s Bowater Sycamore Chest of Drawers, part of the Bowater collection, £5,500

Titled Bowater, Jan Hendzel ’s first full collection of furniture comprises 9 pieces, from large-scale storage furniture to trays and shelves. Hendzel’s designs explore a variety of British timbers, highlighting the wood’s rich diversity throughout the collection. The design is defined by a distinctive ripple motif, used both as a decorative element and as a functional aspect of the furniture’s modularity. Hendzel’s playful approach to the designs is evident in the way he played with different colours and textures, and the joinery throughout the collection demonstrates his craftsmanship sensibility. 

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