DESIGN MASTERS: &New
Design is our passion and we, at Futon Company, love speaking to designers from all across the spectrum… Today we talk to new additions to our Design Masters collection, &New – a duo comprised of Jo Wilton and Mirka Grohn, whose simple, sculptural furniture pieces are deliberately compact and ideal for modern day living.
The company was founded in January 2014 by the British-Finnish design pair, Mirka and Jo. Their furniture designs are minimal and playful with sculptural aesthetics, using humble materials such as powder coated steel and plywood.
&New design furniture which is ideally suited to small space living and all of their items are manufactured and built to last in Britain. Tipped by The Architectural Digest as one of “Five UK-based brands and design studios worth keeping an eye on”, Mirka and Jo produce pieces that are simple, long lasting and elegant.
WHAT THEY SAY…
“We design simple, sculptural, airy furniture, using steel and other humble materials. We chose steel as our main material because it is strong, yet allows a delicate look to the pieces… Our designs aim to be eye-catching and practical with geometric shapes and interesting colours. The sizes are compact – perfect for modern living… We started designing furniture because we wanted to create something long lasting, locally made and affordable. The element of playfulness and ability to mix with traditional furniture was also very important. Our colours, proportions and shapes work perfectly with mid century and Victorian furniture and traditional terraces and semis.”
WHERE TO FIND THEM
ABOUT DESIGN MASTERS
Design Masters is the Futon Company’s small-space, limited edition design range which offers designers a platform from which to sell products, delivering them directly from the designer’s workshop to the client’s home or office.