True to Nina’s Scandinavian roots, simplicity and integrity are the trademarks of her work; a pared-down, contemporary but characterful aesthetic combined with a democratic belief in good design for all. Passionate beliefs in designing for the real world go a long way to explaining the timeless and unpretentious qualities of the studio’s work.
But whilst Studiomama’s work can be simple, honest and minimal it is always playful, irreverent and humorous. The Re-Imagine Project, also exhibited at 19 Greek Street are a series of brightly coloured re-upholstered (Rescued) chairs that combine the idea of resourcefulness and reinvention with an element of fun and style.
Blake Avenue in LA has a wide selection of tables, shelves and cabinets made from reclaimed wood. The products are simple, elegant and beautifully crafted.
Shenandoah Desk by Blake Avenue
Most of the materials that go into Blake Avenue furniture is recovered from architecture that dates back 80 to 150 years and are hand picked and reworked to a high standard.
Krisel Dresser by Blake Avenue
Blake Avenue seek to preserve precious materials with design and craftsmanship that will allow their pieces to last another lifetime.
Tall Lake Tahoe 3 Drawer Dresser by Blake Avenue
Every piece has its own unique characteristics carrying their own stories showing the the complex and lengthy lifecycle these timbers, carrying with them a history of use and production that will never be repeated.
Shenandoah Hybrid Cabinet by Blake Avenue
Blake Avenue gives these old and sturdy materials a new lease of life by incorporating them into contemporary designs and restoring them to a quality that is built to last.