Designed by John Astbury
Named after the mythical Titan condemned to hold up the heavens on his shoulders, the solid legs of the Atlas coffee table stand strongly as support for the spacious tabletop. The meeting and contrast between the legs and the tabletop is central to the design, where each element exaggerates the other giving the table its distinct presence and brutalist feel. For Atlas, John Astbury has taken inspiration from several influences in architectural history. There are references to porticoes and colonnades, but Atlas builds mainly on the archetypal post-and-lintel construction. Combined with simple geometry, the circle and the square, it is the primary archetypes that together create the table?s character and composition.
The Margin lighting family is designer John Asbury?s modern interpretation of a classic luminaire. Exploring a tiered typology for lighting, Margin?s intersecting shades gently diffuse the light and instantly set the tone with warmth and tactility. The softness of the fabric is tempered by a clean and graphic silhouette that lends a certain presence and […]
Contemporary British designer John Astbury wanted to create a side table endowed with a sense of monolithic strength. The result was Tung, a compact piece supported by three curved legs that allude to the architectural presence of ancient pillars.
Foundry is an elegant and graphic Floor lamp, standing 1.9 meters high and tracing a rectangular volume in space. At the base, precious hand-cast bronze provides a solid counterweight to the cantilevered height of the lamp.
The Missing Chair appears as if a simple line drawing has sprung into life. Sensual yet strong, the soft curve of each line creates a whimsy that is hard to describe. Straight lines have been softened, allowing the timber seat and back to appear as if floating above the thin steel frame. What remains are […]
Just like the original Covent Chair, the Covent Love Seater and Covent Bar Stool expertly balance the elements of soft and hard. The unique asymmetrical frame extends – both out and up, to bring new meaning to the series. While the Love Seater creates a warm cocoon for two, the Bar Stool focuses on lines […]
The Karl-Johan Pendant Lamp focuses on the soft yet distinct silhouette of its predecessor. The material combinations of the table and wall lamp have been removed, allowing the rounded glass form to shine brightest. A compact LED light source bounces light around the globes interior, creating a volume free of visual interference. The latest Karl-Johan […]