“Wood is timeless.”

– Ross Lovegrove, speaking to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Design Watch members at the Bernhardt Design showcase, May 17, 2014, at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City

Ross Lovegrove was asked why he chose wood for his new “Anne” chair design. His statement about the “timeless” nature of the medium resonates thoroughly with us at Dockwood Furniture; it is at the core of our approach: letting wood carry on with its functionality by re-adapting it in a way that lets its functional narrative be continued.

Interestingly, however, Lovegrove’s approach to wood is almost diametrically the opposite of ours. He loves a challenge, as he “extends the boundaries of technology,” and “pushes the . . . process to the limits,” whether with plywood in the “Orbit” chair,” or walnut in the “Anne” chair.

[Thanks to Bernhardt Design – http://www.bernhardtdesign.com]

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