This unique furniture set takes the mass-production and material-manipulating power of the industrial revolution – and gives it an naturalistic arts-and-crafts twist, complete with hand-carved wooden elements to offset pieces of finely-made metal.
It is neither (or both) here (n)or there – timely yet timeless at the same, well, time. The work of Kranen/Gille is exists in a world between styles, fusing local traditions and forward-thinking innovations into singular modern furnishings that work as stand-alone objects as well as parts of groups or series.
A passing glance at one of their pieces could easily mistake it for something made far in the past, but closer looks reveal details that are distinctly contemporary. The success of these designs lies in their ability to tap into the past and reflects periods of stylistic influence without regressing to works of nostalgia.