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[enchantment] Orphan Work

Orphan Work, homeware, candle, candle holder, handmade, one of a kind

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[enchantment] To Dødsfall

To Dødsfall, handmade, rug, home goods, dark, obscure

 

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Material Lust

Material Lust, furniture, design, home goods, lamps, chairs, dark, obscure, pagan,

Material Lust is a furniture and home goods design studio run by Lauren Larson and Christian Swafford. After graduating at the same school (where they never talked to each other) they met and started to work together with the desire to fill some gaps in the home design field.

The pieces they create are obscure, dark and elegant; they always work with the best materials in terms of durability and uniqueness, trying to involve in the production workers that are in the manufacturing field from many years (some are also Italian, from Florence), often family driven business where son, father and grandfather still work together learning one from each other.

If you look at some of their furniture pieces such as “Pagan chair” or “Alchemy table” you will notice Laureen and Christian are probably influenced by dark and occult symbolism, but I find they have the ability to put those influences in the objects they design without making them tacky or flashy and without compromising usability. Well, I guess this is where the skills of a “designer” can be seen, right?

The quality of the materials and the careful manufacture helps achieve this result, and even if I highly doubt I will ever be able to afford a “Material Lust” object for my home, I’m sure who owns something made by the duo, will keep it for a long time and probably his or her kids will inherit a perfect and still functional design object.

Talking about kids, I’ll suggest to also give a look at their line of child’s furniture, pieces that serve as blank canvases for a child’s imagination as explained by Laureen in this interview. As usual, check some pictures here and then head to Material Lust website for more.

 

Material Lust, furniture, design, home goods, lamps, chairs, dark, obscure, pagan,

 

Material Lust, furniture, design, home goods, lamps, chairs, dark, obscure, pagan,

 

Material Lust, furniture, design, home goods, lamps, chairs, dark, obscure, pagan,

 

Material Lust, furniture, design, home goods, lamps, chairs, dark, obscure, pagan,

 

Material Lust, furniture, design, home goods, lamps, chairs, dark, obscure, pagan,

 

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[enchantment] Material Lust

Material Lust, home, decor, lamp, furniture, dark, obscure

 

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Image © Material Lust