Sykes' response in 2001 was to found Farm21, a furniture and art operation that is one part minimalist lucite and two parts hay bale. Think DWR meets Andy Goldsworthy. After several formative years spent in the East London furniture scene, Sykes has arrived in Chelsea, drawn by the "opportunity and the open doors." We met with Sykes a while back, and dug the stuff, particularly the lamps and even the photographic window blinds. Admittedly, we're Irish and like to garden, but we find the modern-rural juxtaposition compelling. Warm and organic, but also clean and linear.
Prices on lamps start at $175 and the cubes $375, and the most you can spend at Farm21 is a couple of thousand. Those would seem to be very reasonable prices for room-making pieces that none of your friends will have.
(ReEdited from 2005-5-16 - Rebecca B)