June 3, 2014

Game Changers Fred & Juul Give Old Crafts New Meaning

Playfulness abounds in furnishings manufactured by Federico Minarelli and Julie Janssen’s

Fred & Juul

. A candleholder in marble and cypress, Cornelius becomes a star puzzle when you replace the tapers with marbles. Raffaele, a starry pendant fixture, is brass sand-cast in one piece and finished with beeswax. Lost-wax cast brass or bronze, as delicate as butterfly wings, tops the Jean table. Oak reclaimed from wine barrels became Mike, which can be used alone as a side table or clustered to make a bench. The same staves yielded pieces for the marquetry top of the table named Maurits, as in M.C. Escher.







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