LUUM Textiles and Gus* Modern have launched a limited-edition collaboration, highlighting the Gus* Halifax Chair and Porter End Table in playful color combinations of Luum's Knurl textile from the company's Focus In Collection. Designed by Suzanne Tick, the textile has an exaggerated texture, with thick, knubby rows of polyester yarns that peek out of the weave structure.
"This collaboration gave us an opportunity to look at our own furniture designs from a new vantage point," commented David Podsiadlo, Lead Designer and co-founder of Gus*. "LUUM has an incredible catalogue of textiles with unique aesthetic and textural qualities. Applying their fabrics to our forms inspired bold choices that resulted in a truly unique collection of designs."
The starting point for the collection was the LUUM textile family named Knurl, which features an exaggerated texture made from thick, knubby rows, providing a bold visual and tactile foundation for the designs. Three Knurl fabrics were chosen, which influenced corresponding choices for metal and wood finishes. The designers took a bold approach to color selection, inspired in part by the work of the Memphis Design Group, a pioneering Italian collective from the 1980s known for their unexpected color choices.
Photography: David Bagosy