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Trend Alert: Modern Primitive Furniture, 7 Favorites

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Trend Alert: Modern Primitive Furniture, 7 Favorites

November 21, 2017

A new trend we can get behind: Contemporary designers are embracing traditional artisan-made furniture with a primitive appeal. Here are our current favorites.

(N.B.: We recently profiled this trend in our post Trend Alert: 10 New Design Developments on Our Radar for Fall 2017.)

Trend Alert Modern Primitive Furniture 7 Favorites The Marolles Chair is a design from artist Jean Touret in \1947, conceived in the rural French village of Marolles. The design was recently revived by Ed Clay, a furniture maker in Carneros, California. It&#8\2\17;s available from Ed Clay and March for \$875. See more in Reviving a Stealth Classic: The Marolles Chair from Ed Clay.
Above: The Marolles Chair is a design from artist Jean Touret in 1947, conceived in the rural French village of Marolles. The design was recently revived by Ed Clay, a furniture maker in Carneros, California. It’s available from Ed Clay and March for $875. See more in Reviving a Stealth Classic: The Marolles Chair from Ed Clay.
Trend Alert Modern Primitive Furniture 7 Favorites New red Oak Stools from Los Angeles designers Kirill Bergart and Joe Lorens of Counter Space. They&#8\2\17;re made with traditional joinery techniques; \$\1\20 each for the stools and \$450 for the Oak Bench. See more in Counter Space: Furniture and Homewares for Mindful Living, California Style.
Above: New red Oak Stools from Los Angeles designers Kirill Bergart and Joe Lorens of Counter-Space. They’re made with traditional joinery techniques; $120 each for the stools and $450 for the Oak Bench. See more in Counter-Space: Furniture and Homewares for Mindful Living, California-Style.
Trend Alert Modern Primitive Furniture 7 Favorites Inspired by the English settle (a high back bench found in pubs and churches), the Plank Settle is part of designer Sue Skeen&#8\2\17;s Common Parts collection for the New Craftsmen. See Common Parts: A Spirited Line of Furniture from Sue Skeen and the New Craftsmen for more.
Above: Inspired by the English settle (a high-back bench found in pubs and churches), the Plank Settle is part of designer Sue Skeen’s Common Parts collection for the New Craftsmen. See Common Parts: A Spirited Line of Furniture from Sue Skeen and the New Craftsmen for more.
Trend Alert Modern Primitive Furniture 7 Favorites Los Angeles designer Shin Okuda of Waka Waka makes quirky shaped furniture inspired by Japanese temple architecture. The Waka Waka Contemporary Wood Cylinder Back Accent Armchair is somewhere between primitive and modern; \$\1,500 from Waka Waka on \1st Dibs. For more, see Tiny Altars: Furniture Inspired by Japanese Temples.
Above: Los Angeles designer Shin Okuda of Waka Waka makes quirky-shaped furniture inspired by Japanese temple architecture. The Waka Waka Contemporary Wood Cylinder Back Accent Armchair is somewhere between primitive and modern; $1,500 from Waka Waka on 1st Dibs. For more, see Tiny Altars: Furniture Inspired by Japanese Temples.
Trend Alert Modern Primitive Furniture 7 Favorites BDDW&#8\2\17;s Leaf Side Table is both architectural and stocky. It comes in black and claro walnut, American white oak, ambrosia, and tiger maple. Contact BDDW for ordering information.
Above: BDDW’s Leaf Side Table is both architectural and stocky. It comes in black and claro walnut, American white oak, ambrosia, and tiger maple. Contact BDDW for ordering information.
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Above: The Penn Bar Stool is available in American black walnut, hard maple, and white oak; prices start at $2,200.
Trend Alert Modern Primitive Furniture 7 Favorites Designer&#8\2\17;s Neri & Hu designed the Commune Bench as part of a collection for their &#8\2\20;vision of the future home as one imbued with ideas of community and a social collective.&#8\2\2\1; The bench is \$\2,\200 at the Future Perfect.
Above: Designer’s Neri & Hu designed the Commune Bench as part of a collection for their “vision of the future home as one imbued with ideas of community and a social collective.” The bench is $2,200 at the Future Perfect.
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Product summary  

Inglis Hall

Plank Settle

£5,100.00 GBP from The New Craftsmen
De La Espada

Commune Bench

$2,200.00 USD from The Future Perfect

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