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In honor of Valentine's Day, I wanted to share with you a sweet furniture collection that is the result of a collaboration between Deadgood design and British furniture retailer Barker and Stonehouse.
From their own press release:
The Love Collection - an exciting new capsule furniture collection with a cunning twist - is a collaboration between Barker & Stonehouse and Newcastle-based design team Deadgood.
The collection comprises three products - a console table, Chesterfield chair and mirror - all designed to showcase the best of British craftsmanship and inspired by a passion for fabulous furniture.
“The collection is beautifully designed and made here in Britain using traditional techniques. It’s quirky without being too gimmicky and I think it might well become one of those looks that our customers just love.”
Deadgood was set up in 2004 by Dan Ziglam and Elliot Brook, graduates in 3D Design at Northumbria University. Dan is from Nottinghamshire while Elliot hails from Huddersfield, both opted to stay in Newcastle after graduating. Dan and Elliot have exhibited their work nationally and internationally from 100% Design in London to the Salone in Milan, but set up their own Newcastle-based design exhibition called Launch in 2005 to help promote local talent and boost the profile of the North East design scene.
They sell their own products through their website and individual retailers – they recently won a contract to supply Northumbria University with 250 of their Form stools – but this is the first time they have had the opportunity to work with and for a leading British retailer.
The pieces contain such sweet details as the following.
heart shaped fabric covered buttons:
heart shaped wood joinery:
Their chair graced the cover of the Feb 2008 issue of idFX:
Barker & Stonehouse has seven stores in Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Gateshead Metro Centre, Knaresborough, Leeds and Hull.