Specialist furniture maker De La Espada has just unveiled new pieces from the Twenty-Five Collection at The Future Perfect’s New York gallery.
Twenty-Five is a collection that ties back to the early beginnings of De La Espada when design, engineering and production were all performed in-house. Harnessing over 25 years of design, craft and retail expertise, Twenty-Five is designed by De La Espada’s new in-house design studio, De La Espada Atelier. The collection’s refined aesthetic reflects an international view and nods to Portuguese craft as an ode to the home of De La Espada’s dedicated factory. At The Future Perfect’s New York gallery, De La Espada presented a desk, chair, shelving unit, bedside table and a limited edition bed. In addition, a side table and coffee table from the Twenty-Five Collection have also been launched.
Inspiration from 1930s designers
Twenty-Five Collection by De La Espada Atelier is a cohesive range of intricately detailed, versatile, and luxuriously tactile furniture pieces. The pieces are crafted in solid timber and take inspiration from the work of 1930s designers, such as Axel Einar Hjorth and Charlotte Perriand, Dieter Rams, and the Shakers. In celebration of Portugal’s rich craft heritage, Twenty-Five incorporates accents of quintessential Portuguese craft made in collaboration with various local artisans including Toino Abel, Fabricaal and Viúva Lamego. The collection’s tactility is inviting to the touch and highlights the integrity of the materials; tiles, blankets, junco and cork feature in honour of Portugal’s rich craft heritage, while small, scooped-out details in the timber emphasise the wood grain. As with all of De La Espada’s furniture, every piece is made to order in De La Espada’s solar-powered factory in Portugal.
Twenty-Five was created through a design-centric process that involved a close dialogue at every stage, from concept to realisation. De La Espada Atelier’s Lead Designer Simon Kämpfer and a team of in-house industrial designers and product engineers drew from great depths of knowledge by working closely with De La Espada’s wood and upholstery specialists, local craftspeople and the company co-founders, Luis De Oliveira and Fátima De La Espada. Harnessing the breadth of more than 25 years of experience, De La Espada Atelier took care of every detail and thoughtfully considered how people intuitively interact with furniture to create a collection that is versatile, luxuriously tactile, and that feels comfortable to the user.
The De La Espada showcase at The Future Perfect’s New York gallery runs from 8 November 2022 until 6 January 2023.
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