Noble & Wood launches new walnut and marble collection I never get tired of hearing about great new companies producing beautiful products for the home, so when Gautier Pelegrin emailed me to let me know about a company he had just designed for, I was keen to know more. Noble & Wood (the name already makes me like them) was launched by Paul Blease at Maison et Objet in 2013 and is based on his family history, a legacy of integrity and love for well made products. Reading more about their ideas, I am always pleased to see companies wanting to product timeless furniture and home accessories… in my mind there is no better way to be sustainable than to produce products which are well-made and will not go out of fashion, therefore we keep them all of our lives. Noble and Wood’s philosophy of ‘crafted modernism’ is achieved through combining rich materials and exploring modern manufacturing processes with traditional hand-crafted techniques. They are using materials such as black American walnut with Italian leather and Carrera marble and felt to create high-quality products for a discerning customer. We don’t often see walnut used in furniture these days, oak is more common to see as the lighter woods are preferred but I am a fan of the dark woods, even mahogany which gives off a reddish colour. I’m looking forward to seeing how Noble & Wood grows in to its character and creates a consistent collection of products. Designer: Various, inc Gautier Pelegrin Manufacturer: Noble & Wood Year: 2013 Price: TBC Daniel Having worked in design for the past decade, Daniel started ateliertally.com as a discussion of timeless, modernist product design. Trained as a graphic designer, he also has an avid interest in typography. You can follow him on Twitter @ateliertally.