For the love of design – news from Splinterworks
Some of you may remember us talking about Splinterworks from England. We featured the futuristic kitchen “Tipping Point” above last year to much acclaim and wanted to update you on the work of the talented duo that is Miles Hartwell and Matt Withington.
We did have a chance to briefly catch up with Matt during Decorex in London last September where he was introducing “Stiletto” the iconic new desk that we think should be owned by the likes of Christian Louboutin or Jimmie Choo. And we also think there just isn’t enough focus on the underside of desks – we think the lipstick red here is just ever so sexy.
This is “Shoot”. Need we say more? Ok we will. Carbon Fiber with silver leaf, the water slide interprets an arc of water beautifully. Splinterworks refer to their work as functional sculpture – we agree. They may want to add “stunning” or “amazing”, but then they’re English and cannot brag by default, so we’ll do it for them.
Oh yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! “What is that?”, you shout in a shrill voice? It’s a suspended bath tub called “Vessel” and it too is made from carbon fiber, this time with gold leaf. And we want it. We want it right now.
And we leave you – drooling most likely – with “Lucy’s Kitchen”. A masterful arrangement of kitchen furniture that is as beautiful as it is unique as it is functional. Notice the “venthood” ? Part of the problem with this project was that there is a support pillar, smack in the middle of the space. Splinterworks clad it in mirror polished steel and mimicked the design in the adjacent venthood elements. So yes, for the love of design but never without focus on function.