This week’s Design Feature is written by Emma from Ollie & Lloyd.
“Our knowledge and passion is in mass production, hence the name. Our goal is to use industrial processes to create furniture which people can get excited about, something that gives them pride of ownership. You can do that with a hand-crafted piece, but for us the satisfaction comes from achieving it with an industrially produced article” - Chris Martin.
New to Ollie & Lloyd are the elegant Tio tables and chairs, as designed and manufactured by Stockholm-based team: Chris Martin and Magnus Eleback. Their designs represent a modernist attitude towards manufacturing while also creating products which are tactile, high in quality, and represent a new thought in design. A thought in which beauty can be found not just in exclusivity, but mass production.
Comfortable, stackable and versatile; the Tio tables and chairs lend themselves to a number of different interior styles, and are available in a black or white galvanised wire. They are suitable for indoor and outdoor use and are available in Cafe and Easy style.
Easy Table and Chair (shown on right)
Here in store we have matched the Easy Tio tables and chairs with the brilliant colours of Missoni’s Margherita expresso set, sugar bowl and creamer, along with the superbly designed “La Cupola” percolator by Alessi (shown below). The Easy table and chairs are a low setting – perfect for a morning newspaper and coffee on the verandah!
The Tio tables and chairs have been featured in a number of design publications, including the current issue of Inside Out Magazine. The pieces are sold individually or in a three piece setting.
Mass Productions are showing at a number of upcoming International Design Fairs, including an installation at Rendez Vous Tradeshow in Paris from the 24th – 26th of June, as well as an exhibition at Saturday in Design in Sydney, which takes place from the 17th – 20th of August.