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Playful Furniture from Baines & Fricker

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 09, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Margot Guralnick last modified Sep 08, 2015

One of our favorite designs of late,  zero-waste restaurant Silo Cafe  in Brighton, England, is the work of local husband-and-wife team, Steve Baines and Eliza Fricker. We decided to see what else they do.  Above: Baines and Fricker launched their company in 2011; he's a furniture maker, she's an illustrator and printmaker, and together they create pared-down designs with a playful spirit. Their Three-Seat Pew Bench  is £670 ($1,023) in raw Douglas Fir and £720 ($1,099.43) stained red, blue, or yellow. Inspired by church pews, the piece is also available with a closed back and in a range of sizes. Above: The couple use British materials whenever possible and create of all their designs in their Brighton workshop. "We have a firm belief that the everyday and mundane can be made worthwhile to look at," they say.  Baines & Fricker's stackable birch ply  Fruit Crates are £50 ($75.94) each. The company recently introduced the perfect toy catchall, a Storage Unit  made with crates. Above: From Baines & Fricker's digitally printed wallpaper line, the  Cats pattern is £95 ($144.28) for a 52-centimeter-by-10-meter (20-inch-by-11-yard) roll. It comes with a white or pastel background. Above: Several of Baines & Fricker's wallpaper patterns are also available as cushions. Cats , screen-printed on cotton and with a feather insert, is £45 ($68.34). Above: "This simple design has been created to leave plenty of scope for a variety of toys and decoration," say the couple about their birch ply Dolls House ; £300 ($455.63). Above: Baines & Fricker's kids' designs are at home—and presentable—in any room in the house. The smallest piece in their Pew collection, the  Pew Chair of stained Douglas Fir, is £495 ($751.78).  Above: The School Desk  of English cherry, £1,950 ($2,961.56), comes "with or without pyrography" engraved on the top by tattoo artist Adam Sage. Custom graffiti is available on request. Above: The  Console Table  has a solid oak "box top" and tapered legs of stained oak; £2,300 ($3,493). The design also comes in a  Desk size. Go to Baines & Fricker to see more. Peruse our Furniture department for more small-batch designs, including New Furniture from a Cult Woodworker .  And visit French-Canadian line Objets Mecanique to find more kids' furniture. More Stories from Remodelista Magic Carpet Ride: Luke Irwin for Anthropologie Table of Contents: The British House Current Obsessions: Meet the Makers






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