Kranen/Gille at Gallery Fumi

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An exhibition of furniture by designers Kranen/Gille of Heusden in the Netherlands is on show at Gallery Fumi in London.

Above: Fredersen London chair

The collection includes wing chairs with leather cushions tied to sheet-steel frames (above), occasional tables with marble tops and cast iron bases, and a cabinet named after the monster in Fritz Lang's film Metropolis (below).

Above: Moloch cabinet

Based in the south of the Netherlands, the pair try to use two main materials in every piece.

Above: Plant table

The objects will remain on show at the gallery until 23 December.

Above: Plant table

Here's some information from Gallery Fumi, in capital letters:

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KRANEN/GILLE AT GALLERY FUMI

FOUNDED BY JOS KRANEN AND JOHANNES GILLE, KRANEN/GILLE IS A DESIGN STUDIO BASED IN THE SOUTH OF THE NETHERLANDS. KRANEN AND GILLE, WHO MET DURING THEIR EDUCATION AT DESIGN ACADEMY EINDHOVEN, ALWAYS SEEK TO COMBINE VARIOUS DISCIPLINES, CRAFTSMANSHIP AND THEIR OWN PARTICULAR AESTETHICS INTO APPEALING DESIGN OBJECTS.

Above: Chatterley bench

ALL THEIR PIECES SEEM TO BREATHE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION WITH A WHIFF OF NATURAL STRUCTURES REMINISCENT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF KARL BLOSSFELDT.

Above: Fredersen Miami chair

THIS NOVEMBER GALLERY FUMI WILL BE SHOWING KRANEN/GILLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UK. THE COLLECTION WILL INCLUDE OCCASIONAL TABLES, FLOOR LAMPS, WINE RACKS, THE ‘FREDERSEN’ WINGCHAIR AND THE BRAND NEW ‘MOLOCH’ DRINKS CABINET WHICH IS CRAFTED FROM NUTWOOD AND NICKEL PLATED STEEL.

THE EXHIBITION WILL RUN FROM 20 NOVEMBER TO 23 DECEMBER 2009

  • tiffany

    this proves: everyone can be a designer….

  • Susan

    The moment I saw these products I knew that real craftsmanship and the use of cold and warm materials do go together!In 1 word STUNNING!Well done guys

  • http://chat.carleton.ca/~jham2 Jason

    Nice craftsmanship and materials but WOW, these forms do not work AT ALL in my opinion.

  • Leon

    What craftmanship? Just cutting plates!

  • http://jeux-e.com/?a=jeux-gestion jeux de gestion

    not so easy to do! strange and beautifull

  • Missy

    Cold, but enticing. Really like the combo of materials.
    Will def have to pop into Fumi and have a look.

  • greg86

    Neo Art Deco! :) I like it…