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.