The beauty of wood never goes out of style in home decor. Artists and designers are continually coming up with new designs that complement today’s lifestyles and decor trends. At the recent International Design Show in Toronto, Homedit found lots of new handcrafted wood pieces that would be great additions to any home.
This unique chair is by AA8 + Brittany MacDougall, an evolving furniture designer and maker from Toronto. MacDougall was exposed to handmade furniture by her grandfather. Her designs are modern and tend to incorporate asymmetry, secondary materials, and “evocative use of negative space and color.”
Coolican & Company is known for producing furniture that is made in small, limited run, numbered batches. The company selects each board for its strength and aesthetics and meticulously hand-rubs each piece of furniture. Their motto is “furniture that is built to last. Built to be used, loved and shared.”
Christopher Solar designs and makes unique, clean-lined contemporary furniture. This is his drum table, which combines wood with resin for the exterior of this coffee and side table set. Solar molds together hundreds of slats of white oak with white resin. The natural variations in color and texture in the wood contrast with the crisp white lines of the resin to create the cylinders, which are topped off with a solid-surface material.
These natural wood pieces are perfect for any family kitchen, with their natural and casual look. Crafted by the Brothers Dressler, the furniture is live edge, beautifully finished and versatile. The company’s lighting pieces are even more interesting.
Olga Oreshyna is a Canadian woodworking artist who creates wall pieces from abandoned wood through her company, The Eccentricity of Wood. Oreshyna says her abstract wooden wall sculptures reflect “my contribution to make our fragile environment more healthy and beautiful.” She eschews plastic, metal and focuses on wood, which has “the beauty of nature, energy and warmth of the sun in every piece.”
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