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New Furniture from Another Country, Inspired by Poetry

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New Furniture from Another Country, Inspired by Poetry

October 20, 2017

New from London-based furniture makers Another Country: a line of furniture designed by Northern Ireland–born designer David Irwin and inspired by Old Furniture, a poem by English novelist and poet Thomas Hardy. In itHardy writes, “I see the hands of the generations/ That owned each shiny familiar thing/ In play on its knobs and indentations.” It’s “an ode to the beauty of furniture being handed down the generations,” the company/makers explain. Here’s a look at the Hardy series, built to last.

The chairs in the collection are all made in the UK and inspired by &#8
Above: The chairs in the collection are all made in the UK and inspired by “two chair typologies from the 19th century, Thomas Hardy’s birth century.” The Hardy Chair in Oak, shown here, is modeled after the Captain’s Chair, “originally a low-backed wooden armchair, and secondly, the Smokers Bow, a low-back Windsor, often used in smoking rooms, public houses, barbers shops and cottages.” The Hardy Chair is available for £595 ($784.14).
The Hardy Chair in Ash is £565 ($744.6data-src=
Above: The Hardy Chair in Ash is £565 ($744.61). It’s also available in Black for £595 ($784.14).
 

Above: The Hardy Side Table, shown here in oak, comes fitted with (left) or without (right) a drawer. It’s also available in other finishes upon request. The oak version is £565 ($744.61).

The Hardy Console can also be fitted with or without a drawer and in a variety of woods. It&#8
Above: The Hardy Console can also be fitted with or without a drawer and in a variety of woods. It’s £675 ($890).
The stately Hardy Rocker is £data-src=
Above: The stately Hardy Rocker is £1,295 ($1,707).
The tidy Hardy Side Chair in Ash is £375 ($494).
Above: The tidy Hardy Side Chair in Ash is £375 ($494).
The design is also available in Oak, shown here, for £395 ($5
Above: The design is also available in Oak, shown here, for £395 ($521).
The Hardy Side Chair in Black is also £395 ($5
Above: The Hardy Side Chair in Black is also £395 ($521).
We’ve been admirers of Another Country for a while now. For more of its work, see:

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