Fogo Island Furniture
by Ineke Hans

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Dutch designer Ineke Hans plays on traditional Canadian furniture as part of these collections for remote artists' community Fogo Island (+ slideshow).

Fogo Island furniture by Ineke Hans

Hans has created two collections of wooden furniture for the recently built Fogo Island Inn and a seating range for public use on the island, built by local craftsmen.

Fogo Island furniture by Ineke Hans

The designer's outdoor furniture consists of chunky wooden planks painted bright red and sits on the hotel's roof terrace.

Fogo Island furniture by Ineke Hans

Seating for the interior of the inn includes a traditional rocker with tapered legs and a slanted recliner called Get Your Feet Up.

Fogo Island furniture by Ineke Hans

"From the start I thought, whatever I do has to fit the island, its history and its people," Hans told Dezeen. "The way things used to be made there in the old days was playful and practical at the same time."

Fogo Island furniture by Ineke Hans

The wooden furniture is painted in colours taken from existing Fogo Island interiors and textiles. "I wanted to design furniture that the makers would also feel proud of and connected to," said the designer.

Fogo Island furniture by Ineke Hans

Hans has also designed public seating scattered around the island, referencing local wooden structures and fencing to form six benches connected together in a zig-zag shape.

Fogo Island furniture by Ineke Hans

Fogo Island Inn was designed by Norwegian architecture studio Saunders Architecture as a hotel and gallery on stilts.

Fogo Island furniture by Ineke Hans

The picturesque island is dotted with artists' studios and cabins as part of an ongoing arts residency programme being established in Newfoundland - see a slideshow of them here.