Just before Christmas, I got a surprise email asking if I’d be interested in contributing as a guest writer here on FarFetchers.
What a pleasant surprise, and yes, I’d be more than willing.
On a daily basis I blog at Le voyage creative, where I share with my readers my love for exciting interiors, furniture, travel and product design that move me.
When I discovered FarFetchers, I fell in love with their carefully curated pieces, from industrial vintage to rustic and retro. Each piece seemed to have a story to tell. They have that perfect worn-in look that begs you to incorporate them in your home.
(Go here to read a great entry on why we love the worn-in look)
So it’s with great pleasure that I’ll be writing a 'Tuesday guest post' here on FarFetchers that hopefully will inspire.
There’s an abundance of great design out there, and I try to sniff out designers who create something unique, somewhat timeless, and with attention to craftsmanship and detail.
Today I give you a seat that makes me swoon:
Tortie Hoare was awarded with the British designer of the year in 2010, and no wonder!
Her design incorporates a thoughtful aesthetic, function, durability, and frankly has a cute sense of humor!
I grew up with old stools and seats around the kitchen table, and the first pieces of furniture I ever bought were two old wooden stools from an antique shop in Oslo.
In Tortie Hoare’s winning collection she has taken the simple stool and seat to a new, yet almost retro looking, height where she uses an old technique of boiling leather to make it harden, creating the ergonomically correct seat.
Not only does her design please the eye, but it’s also pleasing to the environment, as she constantly researches ways to make her furniture without harmful materials for the planet.
It's this kind of design that leave a lasting impression and has the quality to be handed down to generations to come.
Text by Marte Marie Forsberg
Photo via Dezeen.com