Furniture by Pinch



British furniture brand Pinch will be exhibiting a new collection of work at 100% Design in London next month.


Among new work on show will be their Pendel sofa (top), Vigo shelving unit (above) and Yves walnut desk (below).


See our earlier story on Pinch's Armoire series.

The following is from Pinch:


Following on from the success of last year's award winning Armoire series, Pinch have created a host of compelling new pieces in their 2008 collection to be launched at 100% Design London.

This year's offering includes several high quality artistic cabinetry pieces for which PINCH have become synonymous, a classically proportioned, neat and stylish upholstery range, and two lamp shades, organic and original both in their form and material.

Husband and wife team, Russell and Oona, work from their studio/showroom in London creating graceful and iconic pieces that work for both elegant domestic spaces and stylish contract environments.


The PINCH approach to design combines a keen appreciation of artistic lines and form, absolute attention to detail, sensitivity to materials and commitment to using the best production standards possible, employing traditional UK makers. These combined qualities lend their creations integrity and artistic elegance in equal measure.


A smooth elliptical table with subtly curved walnut legs available with an oak top, or painted puddleduck finish. The combination of woods adds dimension to Harper's elegant and inclusive shape.


Perfect as a room divider or statuesque wall positioned shelving unit, Vigo takes inspiration from modernist form and use of simple colour whilst delivering luxurious finish and quality materials not always associated with that period of design. Some sections feature coloured panels, some reveal the space around, whilst others feature solid wood drawers and shelves resulting in a unit offering simple and stunning dimensionality.


When PINCH designed these shades they recognized that to deliver their fluidity and organic form, standard light shade manufacturing techniques would not deliver the look they wanted. The original inspiration came from Haute Couture design which led PINCH to use the traditional hat making skills of Karen Hendriksen, a leading London based Milliner.


Reminiscent of a bee's nest, the Beata light comes in a variety of natural tones that change colour when lit to provide a different ambient uses from bright white through to a silver (shown) and a dark moody nutmeg.


A curvaceous two seat sofa and matching chair designed to make sense of limited space.
Perfect for hall use or secondary seating Pendel can also be used to create intimate seating arrangements in large open spaces. The gentle elegant curves cocoon and the high back make sure of head support.


2007's Alba Armoire design has been extended to the Alba sideboard where the mid century plaster relief art inspired front section opens to reveal a cherry lined interior offering a cupboard with adjustable shelves each end and two drawers centrally.


The Yves desk is a modern interpretation of the traditional writing desk. Its straight lines are softened with curvacous details on the legs, top and side panels. The sombre elegant walnut finish is contrasted with the hot olive green inlaid leather writing surface and matching laquered central drawer. It has cable management holes in the back corners of the desk and your laptop can be pushed away under the shelf when not in use.


An updated piece from the archived PINCH collection, the fluid yet curved lines of the Contore bench are now enhanced with turned wood legs and an accessorising bolster cushion.

Posted on Monday August 18th 2008 at 4:56 pm by Rob Ong. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • K. Rimane

    simple and beautiful. bravo

  • Tyler

    Nothing incredibly revolutionary, but simple, beautiful and well done pieces. No complaints here!

  • P

    I particularly like the Vigo shelving unit and Yves walnut desk. The combination of the dark wood and colors leather is beautiful.

  • Zenza

    I freakin love some of these pieces!

    ++ Vigo. It reminds me of something I’ve designed last year ;)

  • Data

    Good stuff all; I especially like the Alba sideboard and the Yves desk.

    Very refreshing to see someone doing good work, and not merely trying to get attention!

  • One

    Very styleful, almost at the too much edge … yet is is good looking.

  • Azeem

    All of the above!! Love the cool colors !!

  • eduardo

    very beuatiful, specially the Anders and the beatas!

  • Mekaratta

    i’m so sick of those slick…

  • Charlotte

    really love this… !

  • jige

    lamp is very natuel~

  • uncertain

    wow , simple is powerfull~~

  • Zenza

    a bunch of Vitra ripoffs!!!!

  • No wonder the “Yves” desk received a “Furniture” Grand Designs award (competition was harsh, with the last Bouroullecs’ vegetal chair for Vitra as a co-finalist).

  • NhanHM

    This is really nice. Thanks for your showing