Trust the Process – The Craftsmanship Behind the Design

We’re often drawn in by a striking interior but do we ever take the time to consider the craftsmanship behind it? In a world where everyone is fighting for our attention, we find ourselves easily overlooking the magic behind some of our favourite masterpieces. So what is it that makes these designs so special? Let’s find out…

1. WISHBONE by Carl Hansen & Son

wishbone chair
What makes the iconic Wishbone chair by Hans J. Wegner so special? Besides its elegant posture and finesse finishes, its intricately detailed seat offers indisputable charm to its already alluring structure. The seat is the result of 120m of paper cord that is diligently woven into place by skilled craftsman in their Danish factory. SHOP NOW

2. 214 by Thonet

214 chair
It’s thanks to a unique steam-bending engineering technique that the 214 chair by Thonet first acquired its smooth finish back in 1819. The process was pioneering at the time and saw the design obtain its curvaceous shape from a woodwork method that required steam and no shortage of muscle power! The craft is not a simple one, thus emphasising the true quality these designs have to offer. SHOP NOW

3. TOGO by Ligne Roset

Togo Sofa
Did you know there are only a mere handful of individuals who can create a Togo? The iconic Ligne Roset classic requires a small team of skilled specialists to help build the popular seating solution. Once the foam and fabric have been cut, its snugly fitted slip is hand sewn along with its oversized buttons to ensure your design has the perfect finish. SHOP NOW

4. EAMES FIBREGLASS by Vitra


Vitra’s striking Fibreglass collection is a beautiful example of retrospective design. The new procedure sees their iconic silhouettes safely produced with fibreglass materials to re-create the original vintage magic the chairs had to offer back in 1950. SHOP NOW

5. VERMELHA by Edra

Vermelha Chair
It takes more than 50 hours to create this sensational Edra seat. The brainchild of Humberto and Fernanda Campana, each Vermelha Chair requires 500m of rope to be hand-woven around the aluminium structure. It is then pinned to perfection to create a gorgeous draped effect. VIEW NOW

6. PINECONE by FontanaArte

Pinecone by FontanaArte
Pinecones exquisite attention to detail makes it a truly fascinating and majestic piece. Formed with a manually wired metal structure and delicate hand-blown glass, this unique piece is birthed from hours of extensive attentiveness and optimum creativity. SHOP NOW

7. SMOKE by moooi

Smoke Armchair by moooi
There’s no smoke without fire, especially when it comes to this glamorous gothic design by Moooi. The smouldering piece attains its charred finish from a process that sees the chairs structure briefly ignite to achieve a gorgeous burnt wood finish. SHOP NOW

8. BARCELONA by Knoll

Barcelona Chair by Knoll
This Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1929 icon is a design classic for so many reasons. The lengthy procedure requires 40 individually cut, hand-welted, and hand-tufted buttoned leather panels which are then pieced together to create the designs timeless exterior. SHOP NOW

9. OXYDATION by Ligne Roset

Oxydation Side Table
Oxidation is one of the industry’s favourite techniques for creating an iridescent and multi-textured surface. The strategic process involves rusting metal, or in this case, iron, to instantly add character to a design as highlighted in these stunning Ligne Roset low tables.

Oxydation Side Table

10. BEND by B&B Italia

Bend Sofa
This classic B&B Italia seating system is formed with a unique 3D and handmade process. It combines Patricia Urquiola’s vision together with 3D testing to achieve its contemporary multi-perforated polyurethane structure. The designs soft elements and unique shape offers extreme comfort to users in both residential and commercial settings. SHOP NOW

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