Gipsy Furniture Collection by A+Z Design

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Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

Hungarian studio A+ Z Designers have created a range of items inspired by Gypsy culture, and made from traditional materials and methods.

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

The Gipsy Furniture Collection consists of a table, bench, lamp, wine cooler and chair. The Tek (above) is a hand-carved hardwood bench upholstered with black sheep's wool.

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

The Bogrács (above) is an enamelled steel lamp that comes in a range of sizes and hangs from a spring.

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

The Bödön is an enamelled steel wine cooler and stool finished with a traditionally embroidered cushion.

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

The Puli lounge chair has a perforated metal frame upholstered with recycled strips of fabric.

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

The Tuzhely table is painted hardwood and has a built-in stove.

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

The collection will be on show at Tent London in September during the London Design Festival.

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The Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z is a series of items inspired by the folk culture of Hungary and Transylvania.

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

It was driven by the desire to keep many of their disappearing cultural traditions alive.

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

a+z felt that many of the items used within the gipsy and folk culture of Hungary and Transylvania had become overlooked or obsolete, yet each of these objects has a story and centuries of traditional craft techniques behind them.

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

a+z wanted to give these items new lives in a contemporary design context keeping the narratives and soul of the products. Although their starting point was emotional it also taps into the need to recycle.

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

It echoes the needs for big changes in the world now and the question of what is valuable.

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

The collection includes

1.     "teknő" bench for two : hand carved wood shell, hard wood legs, black sheep wool pillow.

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

2.     tuzhely - Bonefire/After Glow low table: custom made painted hard wood, built in campingaz stove and lantern

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

3.     "bödön" wine cooler and storage hocker/stool: Enameled steel, cushion: foam + hand made Hungarian embroidery color: red, black

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

4.     "bogrács" suspension lamp with spring suspension, Enameled steel and chain, (measure: 4-25 liter) color: black

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

5. "PULI" lounge chair, Perforated metal shell, recycled textile, wool, leather, colour: mixed black, brown and grey

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

a+z design are Attila F Kovacs and Zsuzsa Megyesi.

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

Attila studied architecture and design and spent over ten years in the film industry, designing sets for feature films and commercials

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

He also spent two years in Turin where he designed sets for the Royal Opera House.

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

His bar and restaurant designs in Budapest are award-winning and have been featured in renowned international designed publications. Attila has just finished working on the set design for the movie Bel Ami, starring Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman and Christina Ricci.

Gipsy Furniture Collection by a+z Design

He has recently teamed up with partner, Zsuzsa, Megyesi an interior designer and stylist, to produce their furniture and lighting collections.

They will be launching their Gypsy Collection of hand-carved and hand-painted furniture and custom-made lighting at Tent London 2010 Truman Brewery, London 23-26 September.


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  • Japr

    the pix coud've been shot besides a caravan. the museum like space lacks of humour

  • http://www.inmyfourwalls.com Michelle Sieger

    These items are so original and artsy! A great new twist on home decor. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Finn

    these objects are playful and inventive. I like the way you've incoporated the narrative of a lifestyle into the design of the objects – their function and the choice of materials

  • Diego

    Wonder if they had any of their wallets vanish, during the whole excercise….

  • Emese

    Very cool stuff!

    I, once, too did a small personal project, which had been inspired by gypsies: http://emesemandzak.blogspot.com/2010/05/products

  • http://www.tervhivatal.hu zsanci

    Great stuff! I love the bogrács lamp. Good idea using them in this way.

  • http://uppuppupp.bloggplatsen.se/ Daniel

    Can only think of two things to say, creative and nice! I specially like the table and the The Puli lounge chair.

  • Romain

    Given the recent outcry surrounding the evacuation of Gipsies in France, these objects are a much needed breath of fresh air.

    Apt and timely.

    The design team could even push the concept beyond mere aethetics. Perhaps investigating nomadic life and romani culture. Show people how rich life on the road can be and further our understanding of gypsies.

    Turn this project into a tribute and "take it on the road" across europe.