Pinch has unveiled its new bedroom collection and The Pinch Apartment at The Future Perfect's newly expanded San Francisco gallery, The Complex. The Complex eschews the traditional gallery format with the addition of an apartment space.
The Pinch Apartment features pieces by Pinch that display their typical style of simplicity with a twist; pieces include the Pendel Sofa upholstered in Pierre Frey's whimsical Le Couple fabric alongside Frans, a lacquered drinks cabinet. Also on view is the magnificent new Elan Armoire and the Moreau Bed from the just-debuted bedroom collection commissioned by The Future Perfect.
Pinch's first bedroom collection is centered on two new launches: the Elan Armoire and the Moreau Bed. Both Elan and Moreau represent the studio's criteria in designing furniture and lighting that combines strong signature shapes, beautiful materiality and expert making.
The Moreau bed delivers classic Pinch language, where the design has a soft elegance, mixed with a clean and modern poise. "Designing a bed is a great challenge and resisting the temptation to over-design is an important consideration in our work," commented Russell Pinch, Founder of Pinch. "We want our furniture to display an enriching but relaxed simplicity and a lightness of touch, while delivering recognisable Pinch handwriting in a piece that has only so much room for re-invention."
The Moreau Bed is available in Queen, King and Superking sizes with oak or walnut feet. It is made in Norfolk and can be upholstered in the customer's own material to suit an individual's scheme.
The second new launch for the bedroom story is the Elan Armoire, a wardrobe that offers a modern take on the classic cabinetry technique of Marquetry. The source of inspiration for the striking image was a sculpture made by Russell Pinch's father, which Russell interpreted into a line drawing, and then further transposed into the marquetry inlay. Three harmonious birch veneers are combined to create a gentle yet dimensional color story, layered across the abstract shapes that decorate the doors.
In bringing this piece to life, Pinch was keen to develop all elements of the Armoire and worked with their Dorset workshop to develop an internal hanging and shelving system within the Sycamore cupboard, as well as custom cast brass, copper plated handles and hinges. While Elan was developed with clothes storage in mind, it can also be made for living area use, as the internal ladder system - which is based on the pre-Industrial revolution technique for creating adjustable shelving - allows the user to select their preferred hanging/shelf and drawer combinations.