If money and space was no object for me, I would undoubtedly fill my home with finely crafted furniture made from natural materials. There is just something so moving about furniture that has been lovingly crafted from sustainable and renewable materials. And moved is how I felt when I first came across the beautiful pieces by HOOKLundSTOOL, a new manufacturer and editor of contemporary design furniture and objects. The company was founded by Serbian-born Aleksandar Ugresic, who trained as a pharmacist but whose love of design convinced him to pursue his passion for furniture design. Croatian designer Zoran Jedrejcic is the other designer behind the brand and together the pair develop the designs for the furniture collections which are aimed at the the high end, residential and contract markets. HOOKLundSTOOL’s philosophy is to combine artisanal craftsmanship with contemporary designs using both traditional crafts and innovative techniques, mixing solid wood – walnut, elm, cherry, pear and acacia – with metal, glass, leather, fur, upholstery and concrete.
The collections by HOOKLundSTOOL include seating, tables, and occasional furniture. The Armada collection is designed by Zoran Jedrejcic and is inspired by the colossal fleet that conquered the world. It features a high armchair, chaise longue, foot rest stool and coffee table and can be made from various solid woods including elm, walnut, cherry and pear. The seat covering can be made from high quality leather or fur.
The LayAir collection, also designed by Zoran Jedrejcic, is characterized by the beauty of the solid wood – elm, walnut, oak, cherry and pear – used in its construction and it’s defining feature is the legs found on all furniture pieces in this collection. The upholstery is removable, and it can be double-sided, made for hot/warm climates or hand woven on request. The collection features a high armchair, low armchair, foot stool, bar stool, stool and coffee table.
What do you think of the furniture by HOOKLundSTOOL? Does it make your heart sing like it does mine?