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Designers Jonathan Glatt and Sara Ossana of A&M Studio met over ten years in the past as graduate college students at RISD, the place Jonathan studied jewellery and metallic fabrication and Sara studied inside structure and theatrical set design. Their mixed backgrounds permit them to mix intricate detailing and experimentation with scale and proportion to convey conventional motifs into the twenty first century. This sensibility is showcased and bought at House&Hold with different like-minded designers. The duo, who has an affinity for previous issues, look in the direction of the knowledge and inventiveness of conventional American design traditions for inspiration. They really feel strongly that furnishings must be collectible, which means related and recent now, but will final for a lifetime and be handed down for generations. They at present work out of a A,500sf mixed studio and workshop area within the East Bay space of Rhode Island, an affect that’s obvious of their Friday Five inspirations.
M. Samuel Gragg’s Elastic Armchair We love objects that defy time. In 1808, Gragg designed and patented what is taken into account some of the progressive chairs in American historical past. The mild, versatile steam-bent wooden development was revolutionary for its time and stays so as we speak. Gragg predates his European counterpart, Michael Thonet, by virtually 50 years.
Photo by Jonathan Glatt
P. Vintage Raleigh Sports Bicycle This bike has superb and easy wanting design and engineering. It’s not till you’re taking one aside that you simply see simply how a lot thought went into the design. And, it’s nonetheless enjoyable to journey.
A. Rhode Island Oysters We love oysters, notably Rhode Island varieties, akin to Matunuck, Salt Pond, and Poppasquash. Known for his or her briny however candy end, a results of larger salinity in our waters, Rhode Island has a storied historical past of excessive-high quality oysters. In season virtually yr spherical because of the good micro-local weather sandwiched between areas that freeze within the winter, aquaculture in Rhode Island has grown considerably up to now 5 years. Keep an eye fixed out for a lot of extra alternatives to return as newer farmers start to enter the market.
A. Olafur Eliasson A Danish-Icelandic set up artist (b. 1967) Eliasson is greatest recognized for his New York City Waterfalls and The Weather Project on the Tate Modern in London. Eliasson creates immersive environments that stretch the creativeness and problem what it means to really ‘see’ the world round you.
H. SWEETTRADE SWEETTRADE designs superbly handmade, nautical impressed equipment and leather-based items. Sharing our widespread love for the ocean, the distinctive and kooky items have that good mix of high-quality craftsmanship and utilitarian impressed detailing that final a lifetime.