“It starts as a thought, and then becomes an idea, something I might think about for years. When the time is right, I express it on paper, usually as a simple line in space. Finally it takes shape and becomes a product or sculpture,” recalls Charles Pollock in describing the creative process that has served him well for seven decades. This deliberate process of creation produced the iconic Pollock Chair. When it was released by Florence Knoll in 1965, the chair became the most successful office chair in history and a symbol of the modern office. Bernhardt Design will introduce the 82-year-old Pollock’s first new product for an American company in 47 years. The CP Lounge Collection will debut in New York during ICFF this month.
The clean lines, yet surprising details from new Swedish furniture brand Snickeriet (Swedish for The Carpentry) has caught my eye. Snickeriet is both a commission-based carpentry and furniture brand with in-house production. Karl-Johan Hjerling, creative director and designer, says “As a designer you look for someone who can realize your work. As a cabinetmaker you look for challenging tasks beyond your comfort zone. Snickeriet is a platform at the intersection point, where everything from idea to production is in our own hands. We can let every idea develop as direct as possible, and work with solutions that would have been rejected by most other furniture producers.”