Thursday, 21 October 2010
Channels launch 'Gillespie'
British design firm Channels launches a new series of furniture and accessories. The main furniture collection, designed by Samuel Chan, is named Gillespie as tribute to the trumpet leg detail that features throughout the new pieces. The trumpet leg has been used in furniture-making for centuries, usually in a highly decorative form. The Gillespie trumpet leg is a far simpler thing, each one pared down to a piece of solid turned wood. It’s an example of the way Channels revives age-old woodworking principles and provides them with contemporary expression.
The Gillespie collection includes cabinets, tables and seating, adding surprising new silhouettes to the Channels range. Yet it retains the company’s perennial concerns - to achieve beauty, balance and discipline in design and craft.