Top 10 European Designers

wood furniture by matiazzi

MATTIAZZI

“Mattiazzi disproves the modern myth that mechanized manufacturing is not a craft.”

wood furniture by we do wood

WE DO WOOD

“A piece of furniture is a success when it invites you to use it and does not require too much explanation!”

wood furniture by riva1920

RIVA 1920

“Design teaches us what furniture aesthetics is, but it is too greedy and unfortunately forces quality to be hung on price. All I can do is treasure the written words, my thoughts and go on facing the world and always trying to do my best going back to the start”

wood furniture by Piet Hein Eek

PIET HEIN EEK

“I always come back with plastic bags full of pieces of the forest. It’s about seeing materials and techniques that are available for design, but not being used for that purpose. Scrap wood could be gold. It could be everything”

wood furniture by rupert blanchard

RUPERT BLANCHARD

“The search can take me far and wide building relationships with second-hand furniture dealers, car boot sellers, market stall holders and waste clearance companies selecting items that would often be disposed of without a second thought”

MANOTECA

“Our grandmothers would never throw anything away. They grew up in difficult times, when it wasn’t that easy to get new stuff. Everything was treated sparingly and with care to make things last as long as possible. It’s strange how now we are reconsidering this attitude from the exact opposite approach: we try to avoid being overwhelmed by the waste of consumerism.”

wood furniture by joseph walsh

JOSEPH WALSH

“I believe we can enhance the quality of our lives by surrounding ourselves with objects that possess values beyond their function or aesthetic, that possess intelligence in their creation”

wood furniture by valcucine

VALCUCINE

“An important element for the sustainability of an object is its duration. The more durable an object is, the more sustainable it can be considered to be. Handicraft work is functional to aesthetic durability because customisation and manual work create a bond towards the object that make its beauty appreciated for longer”

wood furniture by east london furniture

EAST LONDON FURNITURE

“Going beyond the normal reclaimed timber yards, all materials used are salvaged from waste, meaning that most materials used in the products have been diverted from landfill.”

wood accessories by wewood

WEWOOD

“WEWOOD lets us rediscover nature in its beauty, its simplicity and inspired design. It reminds us of a tree’s powerful way of life; rooted, yet reaching.”

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