SCP at Maison & Objet

Maison & Objet 2010: London design brand SCP present new work by designers including Michael Marriott, Donna Wilson and Matthew Hilton at Maison & Objet in Paris this week.

The collection includes modular wooden book shelves by London designer Michael Marriott (above and below), a range of three clocks by UK graphic designers Farrow (Finetime shown in top image), as well as textiles, bags and poufs and stools by London designer Donna Wilson.

Above: Library unit by Michael Marriott. Beautiful, light and robust, Michael Marriott’s Library units can be stacked together to form a neat set of shelves or can be used individually as single book storage units. Made from sturdy Douglas fir, two cut out handles make the shelves easily mobile and means their composition can be simply adjusted to fit their environment. Sold as single units.

Maison & Objet continues until 26 January.

Above: Calvo table by Lee Kirkbride. Lee Kirkbride’s Calvo side table lends itself to a variety of settings and a number of uses. It’s tilted stem and 3 point base allow Calvo to sit closer and more comfortably next to an armchair, sofa or bed. The table top is produced from solid ash and incorporates a recessed surface giving the top a delicate tray edge detail. The stretcher that connects the column and the foot of Calvo’s base is tapered to give the illusion of an elegantly shaped twist.

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Above: Oscar armchair by Matthew Hilton. The Oscar armchair strikes a pleasing balance between modernity and tradition, large in size yet light in appearance. The armchair is made from a European hardwood frame, jute webbing and hessian straps and then covered with a mix of materials that include natural fibres, animal hair and wool. It features two large feather cushions that are notable for their depth, the back has a line of sewn in pulls, lending the armchair the appearance of a buttoned back, without the actual buttons. The feet are made from walnut stained beech, with the front two being turned versions. By contrasting long straight lines with delicate natural curves, Hilton has created a piece that is both reserved and full of humility. The Oscar armchair is a piece perfect for those who like their modernity laced with a little familiarity.

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SCP 2010 Collection

SCP are pleased to announce the launch of new products for 2010 at the Maison & Objet design fair in Paris this month.

Above: Molly Stool by Donna Wilson. Molly is a petite three legged stool with a comfortable round cushioned seat. The slender legs are made from turned solid beech whilst the cushioned seat is upholstered in Donna’s Nos Da wool fabric made in collaboration with SCP. Molly is made entirely in the UK from sustainable, locally sourced materials. Charming and sweet, Molly is full of Donna Wilson’s distinctive hallmarks of comfort and warmth.

2009 was truly a year for firsts at SCP. Not only did they launch a new range of sustainable upholstery and furniture at the Milan Furniture Fair, they also introduced their first ever range of smaller furniture and accessories.

Above: Wilma bench by Donna Wilson. Fresh and spring like, the Wilma bench can be used to sit on and is also firm enough to be used as a table. Manufactured at SCP’s factory in the UK, Wilma’s upholstered seat has been made using sustainable materials such as rubberised coconut hair which gives the seat a crisp and firm feel. The seat is finished in Donna’s very own patterned Mabel linen which complements it’s simple form and clean lines. The cushioned seat is perched upon four turned solid beech legs which are slightly splayed giving the stool a light appearance and a playful personality.

The 2009 Collection demonstrated a consciousness of the current economic climate through their dedication to thorough design, use of locally sourced materials and continued support for the UK manufacturing industry.

Above: Nos Da shoulder bag by Donna Wilson and SCP. Nos Da is a range of traditionally made Welsh textiles. The wool for this collection is specially spun and dyed in England and then woven in Wales by a traditional mill that has been in the same family for over a century. Using a time-honoured double cloth weaving technique Donna has been able to create a pleasing multi-layered aesthetic, full of character. The Nos Da shoulder bag is large in size yet lightweight to carry. The bag features two sets of leather handles, one for carrying in your hand and the other for over your shoulder. A handy zip pocket is incorporated into the bags interior which is lined with a hardwearing waterproof nylon fabric. Available in Blush, Licorice, Mint, Moss, Mushroom and Nos Da Spring.

This year SCP will build on this success by launching two new ranges both made entirely in the UK; a collection of lighting by Terence Woodgate and a series of clocks by Farrow.

Above: Frank, Henry and Ernest pouffes By Donna Wilson in Nos Da. Donna Wilson has come up with a playful response to the problem of occasional seating with a range of three low lying pouffes. Each pouffe is made by hand stuffing Calico bags and upholstering them with panels, reminiscent of segments of an orange. The pouffes come in two shapes, a slightly taller cylinder shape and a lower flattened ball shape. The covers are made from Nos Da fabric which Donna has designed in collaboration with SCP. The wool for this collection is specially spun and dyed in England and then woven in Wales Using a time-honoured double cloth weaving technique that creates a pleasing multi-layered aesthetic, full of colour and character. The pouffes are designed to bring a little softness, intimacy and colour into the home.

New additions to the existing collections of Nos Da textiles, Donna Wilson’s Frank, Henry and Ernest pouffes and Sprig bone china collection will be showcased alongside new designs from Alex Hellum, Michael Marriott and Lee Kirkbride for the SCP Boxed Collection.

Above, below and top: Notime, Nightime and Finetime Clocks by Farrow. One of the UK’s most highly respected graphic design practices Farrow have created a series of clocks for SCP called Notime, Nightime and Finetime . The three clocks are Farrow’s first venture into product design and perfectly encapsulate Farrow's clean and minimal iconic graphic style whilst communicating their own individual message about time. Notime is a clock with a pure white face with minimal fluorescent detailing, Nightime, a luminous version with a black face and Finetime, with more extensive fluorescent detailing for a more accurate reading of the time. Enclosed in an anodised aluminium case, each clock features a seamlessly sweeping second hand with matching screen printed detailing on an aluminium face, whilst a battery quartz movement keeps an accurate time.

As well as new lighting and accessories SCP will also be exhibiting a new upholstered stool and bench by Donna Wilson and a new version of PearsonLloyd's Peggy table

SCP has been at the vanguard of British furniture design and manufacturing for over two decades and continue to invest in new talent, new ideas and search for innovative ways of producing high quality design.

Above: Sprig Vase by Donna Wilson. An elliptical vase is the latest addition to SCP and Donna Wilson’s Sprig Collection of bone china. The Sprig vase features the same spring like foliage pattern designed by Scottish designer Donna Wilson that is featured throughout the collection. The vases narrow oval shaped opening holds flowers into a spray arrangement whilst the wide body gives a pleasing plumpness. Produced in Stoke on Trent with china clay sourced from St Austell in Cornwall, the Sprig Collection continues SCP's strong tradition of British made products. Other pieces include a mug, teacup and saucer, jug, side plate and a salad bowl all available in 3 colourways.