UK furniture brand Efasma unveiled it’s first collection at this year’s 100% Design in London in September. Designed by London based architects Bureau de Change, the range establishes the brand’s ethos in creating innovative design products, which are shaped by a desire for an ecological approach and the use of natural materials, traditional techniques and quality craftsmanship.

The essence of the collection is drawn from the brand’s origins in Greece, inspired by a wish to utilize talented local craftsmen and draw their skills out from the shadows of industrial manufacture. The country’s basket makers and weavers – the skills of whom will be used in the manufacture of the furniture – inspired tactile and three dimensional handwoven surfaces.

Single lengths of 100% cotton rope bind chair frames together, giving them rigidity, a concept which exemplifies the use of traditional techniques as a platform for innovation. Handcraftsmanship is enhanced by nanotechnology, which repels dirt from the cotton textile, increasing its longevity.

The collection is made up of handwoven walnut framed seating, substantial marble and timber dining tables, a coffee table and room divider. The depth and richness of the woven surfaces are amplified by clean, graphic forms across the range and their combination with highlights of glossy marble and brass. The range was inspired by Bureau de Change’s interest in interrogating materials and manufacture processes, in order to blend functionality with aesthetic drama and attention to detail – an approach they typically use in their architectural commissions.

 

Related posts:
Bureau de Change’s Residential Extension in North London.
Talkin’ Heads Hair Salon in Athens by Bureau de Change.

 

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