Method Studio are award-winning Scottish designers and bespoke furniture makers, which we first introduced through their collaborative work with umbrella maker London Undercover (see post here). Established in 2009 by husband and wife duo Callum Robinson and Marisa Giannasihave, the pair has designed one-of-a-kind pieces which have been exhibited in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. Their latest project- commissioned in 2011 by the Glasgow School of Art- aimed to create a new suite of stacking chairs for the schools prestigious Mackintosh room.
To sit comfortably amongst numerous original examples of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work the brief called for a sympathetic but forward thinking design. The team at Method firmly believe that traditions are not honoured through repetition, so rather than approaching the project from a predictable angle, they instead chose to embrace Mackintosh’s passions for new materials, Asian styling and flamboyant nouveau influences. After nearly two years in development the 24 chairs – each meticulously hand-crafted in solid ash, rose or pastel green aluminium and hand-stitched leather – are now in their new home at the Glasgow School of Art.
Its great to see that the Method Studio team clearly take pride in what they do. Combining a very personal, research-driven and communicative approach to design with a down-to-earth and practical understanding of the process of making things.
For more information, and to view other projects, head over to Method Studio.