Putting design in its place means even a small space. A Fogo Islander commented “We didn’t have much but enough was enough.”
The small salt box houses of Outport Newfoundland were tight on space but big on creating a welcoming and social home with space that brought people close together. The kitchen was the heart of that home with friends and family coming in and out from dawn to dusk with no warning or pretense.
The Kitchen Table, Chair, Bench and Stool by Swiss designer Anthony Guex has human-scaled proportions and fit into an urban loft as easily as a salt box house. Completely contemporary at the same time as being of the past, the collection presents an appreciation of the ‘super normal’ with quiet aesthetics that prioritize utility and tranquility desirable in modern urban life. Connecting past to present to future, these pieces express the value of the permanent over the disposable; they are made to be trusted and treasured.
An enduring essential, the Kitchen Stool is perfectly proportioned and sensibly designed. The handle cut-out is an important detail that provides a simple solution for the demands of a busy household. It makes the piece easy to pick up, reconfigure, and tuck away, as required.