Studio Dunn Wins New Designer Award

ICFF 2010

After Maxwell chose Studio Dunn for his Daily Find last week, and we happened to fall in love with their work in person at ICFF, we are proud to let you know that Studio Dunn has just been named co-winner in the New Designer category at this weekend's industry event.

Asher Dunn, founder and head of the company, and his right-hand-man Andrew Mau spoke with us at length about the work, process, and inspiration for their handsome collection.

The group begins their glass and ceramic offerings as prototypes in wood which are then fabricated by artisans local to Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where the team is based. Wooden pieces all feature elegantly curved joints meticulously hand-crafted in Studio Dunn's own workshop from sustainably replanted species. But rather than keeping all those good tools, machinery, and practices to themselves, the group offers low-cost woodworking classes as a service to the community.

And in case you're still not in love, items in the Studio Dunn portfolio are available at very reasonable prices to make good design affordable for lots of people, and not just an elite few.

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(Images: Annie Werbler)