It’s just a few months until Clerkenwell Design Week in May and I’m excited to see that Baines&Fricker will be exhibiting for the first time this year. They will be showing two new furniture ranges.
Baines&Fricker was started in 2011 by a Brighton based husband and wife team, Steve Baines is a furniture maker and his wife Eliza Fricker is an illustrator and screen printer. I already love some of their wallpaper, especially the Bird Cages design, so it’s great to see their range expanding with more furniture.
The new Pew range obviously draws influence from the pew bench seating found in churches. I like the simplicity of this range and it would look good in any style of interior. The unstained Raw finish has a classic look to it and would make a great hallway seat for a classically styled interior. My favourite finish though is the colour stained versions of the Pew range. In an all white interior a couple of Pew chairs in the vibrant blue would make a great talking point.
The other new range launching is the Ply range. The aim of this range was to develop a chair that was striped back to its simplest panes but with a refined form. Inspiration for this form was found in a poster from a 1935 exhibition in Zurich. Plywood has a natural warmth but is also has good sustainability and durability properties. Adding optional upholstered pads in bright Kvadrat fabric will allow you to add colour to this range.
I’m really looking forward to seeing – and obviously road testing – these products in person at Clerkenwell in May. If you can’t wait until then head over to the Baines&Fricker website now and find out more information on the two new ranges.
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