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Aqua table
A little under a year since its inception in September 2004 and Established & Sons has already become a byword for accomplished British furniture design and manufacture. From the commissioning of a collective of Britain’s best design talents - Barber Osgerby / Future Systems / Zaha Hadid / Mark Holmes / Michael Marriott / Alexander Taylor / Sebastian Wrong / Michael Young - to the production of a celebrated premier collection, the advance from fledgling company to established industry player has been a swift and exciting one.

In April 2005 Established & Sons launched their company, its mission and first design collection on an international platform at the Milan Salone. Now Established & Sons will be launching their first collection during London’s design week. An exhibition in partnership with retailer Liberty and an exciting independent off site event and exhibition will be held.

Some examples?

Michael Young Desk“Writing desk” - the little practiced action of letter writing was Michael Young’s inspiration for this product. The writing desk therefore has a very specific function though its appeal is due, in some considerable part, to the elegance of its fluid form, taking the traditional elements of a writing bureau and reinterpreting them in a most contemporary design is the charm of this piece.

Convex mirrorSebastian Wrong’s “Convex mirror” is a wall mounted convex mirror with a steel ball joint at the back allowing movement along three axes. Sophisticated compound curves are combined with precision injection moulded casing, die-cast aluminum fixings and an instrument grade mirrored glass lens to create a very clear expression of quality and a unique, desirable design object. This wall-mounted mirror is engineered to rotate and move in any axis and present a near-perfect reflection.

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“Aqua table” - The curious, engaging form of Zaha Hadid’s Aqua Table was created with the intention of inviting inquisitiveness. The margin between the works’ seemingly liquid shape and the sheer scale and impression of the dining/conference table is substantial. The three fluid forms which act as the structures’ legs bulge out below the table and register as indentations at the surface. The dips in the products top are illustrative of the designers desire to create a complete uninterrupted shape and underline the wholly organic nature of this piece. The asymmetrical, irregular tabletop is unique – architectural but not devoid of function.

A series of limited edition designs, another original facet of the company, is currently being presented to individual collectors, museums and galleries.

In November Established & Sons will be launching their collection during 100% Tokyo to the Asian market. This event will also become the launch pad for a new comprehensive website and online editorial offering.

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