06/09/2018 - Beautiful, functional, timeless, durable: Feelgood Designs
sets the benchmark in rattan seating collections, with reissues of work by Japanese and Nordic designers from the 1950s and 1960s that have helped the woven fibre make a strong comeback in contemporary interiors. In the same spirit of pure form and artisanship, over the years the Australian brand has developed a wooden seat and table collection in close collaboration with international designers who share a love of natural materials and traditional knowhow. An advocate of slow design, Feelgood Designs does not release new models every year. With its constant focus on exquisite quality and durability, Feelgood Designs takes the time to create fully formed furniture, even if that demands years of fine-tuning.
Maison & Objet
Paris is the ideal setting to showcase to specialists in the trade their creative alchemy guided by a sense of simplicity and harmony.
Valby + Trestle by Allan Nøddebo
Danish designer Allan Nøddebo’s work for Feelgood Designs is marked by restraint, but also the sense of curves and an eye for detail. The Valby chair, named after his birthplace, and the Trestle table bear witness to his pure, useroriented style. At the head of his own studio, he defines as the DNA of his work “a balanced relationship between observation and function, aesthetic and emotion”.
Valby, the sense of curves
Breathtaking from every perspective, the Valby chair combines solid oak legs and a curved veneer back that appear to merge into a single form. A singular graphical composition that unites the comfort of seating with the nobleness of the material.
Trestle, new look
For the Trestle table the designer revisited the traditional trestle form to create a new look. With three solid oak legs, connected to the top by a powder coated stainless steel frame. This mechanism holds a generous worktop with limited thickness, up to a length of 240mm. The table is perfectly stable, while giving an impression of lightness. The well-manicured screws and bolts are in full view, giving the table a “factory” look. The top in plywood with oak facing is available in a natural finish or in black, protected by a clear odourless waterbased varnish.
Peggy by Isabel Ahm
“Most of my work is based on a study of human behaviour. The main goal is to explore and produce beautiful, functional furniture tailored to the way we live our lives.”
“When I designed Peggy I was thinking about those people who like to hang their jacket or bag on their chair.”
Based on her observations of how people move, designer Isabel Ahm added an extra practical function to her comfortable chair. Made from solid American oak, the chair frame extends above the back to form two “pegs” on which items can be hung. It’s a small detail that says a great deal about the designer, who is passionate about both contemporary form and function. The simplicity of the lines and curves associated with the traditional wood mortise and tenon joints, show a real desire to make our daily lives easier and more beautiful.
Urban by Jakob Berg
At a time when we are looking for authenticity and knowhow, the Urban collection brings warmth and harmony indoors and outdoors.
Jakob Berg’s work is indubitably Danish. His elegant, unpretentious designs exhibit a deep knowledge of production processes. Devoted to protecting natural resources and the use of energy-thrifty production, he has been involved in many sustainable development projects in developing countries.
While Danish designer Jakob Berg set out to update traditional teak furniture to create a purer geometric form, in reference to his Danish origins he has also designed an indoor chair that combines teak with loom woven kraft paper*. Of course, Feelgood Designs is an adept at weaving techniques. An association of materials that turns this chair into a timeless piece of furniture that is both robust and comfortable.
Elegant, light and sturdy, the Urban collection looks good outdoors. The teak shows off its unfinished beauty, popular because of its resistance to the vagaries of the weather. The collection comprises a table available in two different sizes and a stackable chair, including a high bar table and stool set, the ideal place to get together on the patio.
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