This September Another Country, one of the UK’s best- loved contemporary craft furniture companies, will present their first exhibition of furniture, lighting and home accessories outside of the UK at Maison & Objet, before transforming their Marylebone store into a temporary reading lounge for their inaugural London Design Festival.
At Maison & Objet Another Country will launch their debut lighting collection, First Light, by Canadian designer Dana Cannam. Available as a pendant, table and floor lamp, all three lighting fixtures will be available in three colours – black, cream and terracotta – and have been handcrafted using brass and ceramics.
Also new at Maison are the Series One Armchair - the perfect companion to Sofa One - and Ladder One, a beautifully simple yet practical storage solution, alongside two new additions to the Pottery Series (Black Pitcher and Big Bowl) and two new Soft Series designs.
For the London Design Festival, Another Country will transform their new Marylebone store into a temporary reading lounge, which will provide design festival goers a place of inspiration and respite, and will play host to the launch party for GUIDED: LONDON, Cereal magazine's first printed city guide.
Visitors to the store will be able to see the new First Light series on display, presented alongside the brand’s archetypal furniture ranges and collection of ‘Evergreen’ products; a series of items from global brands that complement Another Country’s core work. They will also be encouraged to spend time browsing books supplied by Phaidon, alongside a selection of design and illustration magazines.
Notes to editor:
Founded in 2010 by Paul de Zwart, the founding publisher of Wallpaper* Magazine, Another Country is a UK manufacturer of furniture and accessories for the home that believes in sustainable manufacture, longevity of its designs and quality at fair prices.
The much acclaimed Series One collection is characterised by familiar forms of craft furniture pared back to their most basic elements using efficient workshop techniques and the best quality oak wood. Series Two, presented in 2011, is inspired by the no- nonsense style of Japanese and Scandinavian furniture and the pale woods favoured in contemporary Belgian interior architecture; these combine beautifully with the darker colour of walnut and brass metalwork. Series Three, the most recent collection presented in Autumn 2013, draws inspiration from the English Edwardian workshop table and is available in Beech or Oak with a range of colour options.
Another Country has recently been awarded Design Guild Mark by the Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, was shortlisted in the Best British Brand category for the 2013 Elle Decoration Design Awards and has opened its first 140sqmt retail space and showroom in Central London’s Marylebone neighbourhood in May 2014.