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Another Country launches Modern Farmhouse

Another Country launches Modern Farmhouse collection to celebrate 10th anniversary

Furniture company Another Country has launched its Modern Farmhouse seating collection designed by Fred Rigby as part of Dezeen x Planted collaboration during this year's London Design Festival.

Created to mark its 10th anniversary, the Modern Farmhouse collection continues the ethos of creating "well-priced furniture with a modern craft heritage" that Another Country began with when it was founded by Paul de Zwart in 2010.

"I was searching for furniture for my country house in Dorset when the idea struck," said De Zwart.

"I had to refurbish a room and was looking for a certain object – a contemporary but country-friendly, simple three-legged stool that would also work as a side table. Ten years on and my passion for well-made, well-priced furniture with a modern craft heritage has not waned."

Another Country launches Modern Farmhouse
Above: the circular Occasional chair. Top image: the full Modern Farmhouse collection by Fred Rigby

Designed by London-based Rigby, the Modern Farmhouse collection draws upon a desire to give farmhouse furniture a modern makeover.

"The collection was born from a mutual love between our brands of the countryside, namely Dorset, and the idea to create furniture for the 'Modern Farmhouse', which draws inspiration from furniture found in old farmhouses and brings them up to date to be used in modern homes," said the designer.

Another Country launches Modern Farmhouse
The collection includes the Settle bench

The three-piece collection, which the brand said is made from 100 per cent sustainably sourced materials, comprises of a settle bench, circular chair and high-backed hallway bench that incorporates coat hook and shoe storage.

"The Modern Farmhouse pieces are designed to be practical in the home, for example, the Settle, could be used in the kitchen against a wall or to break a spacious living room, with concealed storage underneath to hide and clear a space," said Rigby.

"The same goes for the Hallway Bench, a multi-functioning piece, allowing you to hang coats, store shoes and somewhere to sit when you're on your way out the front door, or in a back porch area," he continued.

"The Occasional chair is designed to be small and low, somewhere to sit in your bedroom or to be used to hang clothes off. Cute and useful, and not taking up much space in a room."

Dezeen x Planted

Exhibitor: Another Country

Planted is a contemporary design event that aims to reconnect cities with nature, which will make its physical debut as part of London Design Festival alongside an online trailer for next year's main event.

The Planted x Dezeen collaboration presents a series of projects by international designers that align with the ideals of the Planted design event.

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Another Country launches Modern Farmhouse
Another Country launches Modern Farmhouse