Surprisingly I have not written about the fantastic Another Country before on ATELIER TALLY. How can this be? If you like veneers and laminates, look away now as I’m going to show you show solid wood furniture. *Gasp*
Another Country launched in 2010 to much acclaim in the industry. The brainchild of Paul De Zwart, founding publisher of Wallpaper* magazine who wanted to make furniture that would last and have a timeless appeal.
Another Country makes contemporary craft furniture calling on the familiar and unpretentious forms of British Country kitchen style, Shaker, traditional Scandinavian and Japanese woodwork. It’s the spirit and functionality of these honest forms of furniture that we endeavor to re-interpret for a modern customer.
“This first collection from Another Country is as clear and simple an interpretation of our intention as we could manage. The second mixes things up a bit.” Paul says when asked about the two collections that they have released.
The antidote to poorly made furniture, Another Country makes furniture from solid wood, FSC-certified no less, thankfully, creating objects and furniture that will last a lifetime and get passed down through generations. And these pieces will wear so well, as have products from the likes of Ercol in the past. Now we have a new player in this game and the world is all the better for it.
During Clerkenwell Design Week 2012, Another Country are showing at the Farmiloe Building from Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 23rd May. They are hosting a special ATELIER TALLY bloggers event on the Wednesday 23rd May, 4-8pm to show the new collection and give bloggers a chance to meet two of the designers who help make Another Country so popular.
If you would like to attend the event, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you over the invitation.
In the meantime, stay up-to-date with Another Country through their Facebook page. Only if you really, really want to, that is.