Valentin Loellmann welds metal and wood together for Brass furniture collection

German designer Valentin Loellmann has created a collection of tables and chairs that pair rounded plates of polished brass with wood.

Brass pieces by Studio Valentin Loellmann

The Brass range includes chairs, tables and an oval sofa, all of which rest on slender, slightly tapering metal legs. Tabletops and seats are made from sections of walnut or oak, that were charred black before being polished.

Brass pieces by Studio Valentin Loellmann

"I like the fact that brass is mostly used for geometric pieces, bases or elements of furniture or architecture," said Loellmann, who previously used hazel branches to create knobbly legs for tables, benches and stools.

Brass pieces by Studio Valentin Loellmann

"In this case we liked the challenge of constructing organic shapes out of plates and not doing another bronze cast edition," he added. "I like the visible contrast, but also the feel of soft, polished brass next to warm wood."

Brass pieces by Studio Valentin Loellmann

Loellmann's decision to pair the two materials was inspired by haute-couture fashion, which is often sewn and assembled meticulously by hand, and her production process follows a similarly painstaking approach.

"Pieces are constructed by hand from start to finish, with extreme attention to detail, using time-consuming techniques," said the designer.

Brass pieces by Studio Valentin Loellmann

Loellmann first created a rough metal framework, before screwing wooden pieces to it. He worked with sections of brass as if working with fabric – cutting patterns out of plates, and bending and welding them to the furniture. Surfaces were then polished to partially conceal the marks of production, and to create a "constant play of light and reflections".

Brass pieces by Studio Valentin Loellmann

"Besides gaining stability in the structure, this process leaves each piece with a more personal character, rather than just a frozen item," he said.

Brass pieces by Studio Valentin Loellmann

The series will be shown at Galerie Gosserez during the Pavilion Art & Design (PAD) fair in Paris, which takes place from 31 March to 3 April 2016. London's Gallery Fumi is also presenting at PAD, with a display of new work by designers and artists including Study O Portable, Glithero and Johannes Nagel.

Brass pieces by Studio Valentin Loellmann

British designer Bethan Gray has also incorporated brass into furniture, creating a collection of tables wrapped in bands of brushed metal, while Richard Yasmine took a slightly different approach, creating a table with a set of eight removable brass dildos.