The collection is made from stack-laminated plywood, approved by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Above: "Poltrona Suave" lounge chair in stack-laminated plywood. Designed by Julia Krantz, Brazil, 2005. Limited Edition of 10 with 4 APs, 2008. Exhibition model. 35" (L) x 42" (W) x 37.5" (H) (LC860).
Above: "Poltrona Maia" lounge chair in stack-laminated plywood. Designed by Julia Krantz, Brazil, 2005. Limited Edition of 10 with 4 APs, 2008. Exhibition Model. 32" (L) x 36" (W) x 37.5" (H)
Above: Chaise Baleia" ln stack-laminated plywood. Designed by Julia Krantz, Brazil, 2005. Limited Edition of 10 with 4 APs, 2008. 74" (L) x 40.5" (W) x 19" (H). Below: "Mesa Baum" table in stack-laminated plywood with glass inset. Designed by Julia Krantz, Brazil, 2005. Limited Edition of 10 with 4 APs, 2008. 71" (L) x 51" (W) x 29.5" (H) (DT314).
The following information is from Krantz:
Julia Krantz (Brazil) produces furniture and vessels that are exceptionally elegant and masterfully handcrafted. Krantz imbues her work with a uniquely personal and timeless narrative about how people interact with the objects around them.
Combining the design of wooden furniture with an environmental concern is one of the main characteristics of Julia Krantz's work. An arquitecture graduate from the University of São Paulo 's Faculty of Arquitecture and Urbanism, her line of work exposes the organic power of the wood with a mindful craftsmanship that makes this raw material dialogue with its original condition, through forms that reveal something beyond simple everyday use. In her work, ecology plays a fundamental role. The designer is an associate of the Certified Forestry Products Buyers Group and has a Forest Stewardship Council – FSC seal of certification. She has a commitment to only using materials obtained through sustainable management and refusing to employ endangered species. Dissemination and valorization of little known rainforest species and struggling against environmental degradation combines with an artistic utilization of this raw material so endowed with resources. Carefulness and fascination with nature are clearly apparent in her products as well as the rich variety of designs, forms and colors that the rainforest offers to the hands of the creative artist.
Julia Krantz Movelaria's founding commitment is to work this fantastic natural product of the brazilian flora on a “partnership” basis with the rainforest, seeking timber suppliers with sustainable forestry techniques, namely without unnecessary, predatory tree felling. Sustainable forest management implies the use of specific equipments by well trained personnel to properly manage the felling, sawing and hauling of each previously selected trunk, without harming neighboring trees so that the forest can be rapidly restored, often resulting in better growing conditions of species in that area.
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