Designers on my Watchlist: Father and Daughter duo Douglas & Bec

, , , , , By Catherine Lazure-Guinard

To kick off the weekend in style, I had to share with you my latest coup de coeur: It is design studio Douglas and Bec, a father and daughter team based in New Zealand, with showrooms in Auckland and Melbourne.

I was drawn to the clean lines and pared-down aesthetic of their furniture and lighting.

Their latest ARCH collection pays homage to the Art Déco era (anything inspired by the 1920s ad 30s is so on trend right now), with a modern, understated glam feel.

Some of my favorite pieces include the rattan and steam-bent ash vanity with mirror, the blush Line pendant, the RD Half sofa, the RD stool with leather saddle, and the Thonet-inspired ARCH chair, among others.

Everything by Douglas and Bec is locally made, with a great focus on natural materials and craftsmanship.

 

 

“Our work explores the contrast of natural hand-crafted materials with elegant linear forms, searching for the perfect balance between tactility and poetry. The provocation of fine art, the lessons of design history, and a dedication to immaculately beautiful craftsmanship inform our process. We believe in the honesty of pure materials, and in recognising the many hands and minds that help shape every piece of our work. We love the energy of creative collaborations with our fellow designers and makers around the world.” – Douglas & Bec

 

Photos: Douglas & Bec


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