The Foresta collection, designed in collaboration with Michaelis Boyd.
Michaelis Boyd is a global architecture practice with offices in London and New York. Founded in 1995 by Alex Michaelis and Tim Boyd, the practice has earned a reputation for their creative design-led approach and award-winning sophisticated architecture and interior design with emphasis placed on sustainable and environmentally-conscious materials and building techniques. Michaelis Boyd’s portfolio encompasses high-end residential and commercial projects for clients in the UK and around the world ranging from new build urban sites and the renovation of British heritage buildings, to hotels, luxury private members’ clubs, restaurants and bars.’ https://www.michaelisboyd.com
‘For the MB and Forest to Home collaboration, we have applied the design process we use for our architectural and interior projects. As a studio, developing the design principles alongside specialist makers is the greatest opportunity for realising new methods for delivering a concept. Working alongside Forest to Home, we have learned how to best accentuate natural characteristics, profiles and junctions of materials.’ – Alex Michaelis
‘The dovetail is the literal and figurative focal point defining the junctions of materiality and volumes. This definition resonates through each piece, connecting them as a range but also allowing each piece to be used independently. We have carefully selected a restricted palette of natural oak, marble and metal, that can be customized for each piece. Implying a structural connection, metal inlays are deliberately understated, perhaps only seen at a glance, inviting the eye to look again and explore the details more closely.’ – Alex Michaelis