Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snob: Furniture that has Attitude

The vivacious and lovely Denise Zidel, owner and creator behind Snob is back at the design show this year for the 4th year in a row with more energy than ever. Originally from South Africa, Denise started her company four years ago, after her travels through Africa feeling inspired and opening up a store carrying handcrafted pieces from thirteen different countries. How fitting it is for her to have named it Snob as there is no better way to describe the pieces, than pieces with attitude. Her booth never seizes to amaze me but this year I fell in love 5 times in one booth.

There were so many creative elements to their display but what really caught my eye was the black and white backdrop to the whole display, simple yet sophisticated still allowing the actual pieces to be the feature of the space. The thing that I love most about Snob is their use of natural elements and textures and the “renewed approach to life” that their pieces offer.


Indoor and Outdoor Chairs
Not only are these chairs stunningly beautiful but this is what I consider serious craftsmanship. Made out of metal tackle and fishing cord in Marlee (Africa) these chairs are a works of art in their own right and are surprisingly very comfortable!

Lucite Table
Lucite has always been and continues to be one of my favourite materials. Its so elegant and classy, yet modern and versatile at the same time. I can see this stunning occasional table looking fabulous in between two mohair chairs or even grouping 3 or 4 together at different height sto create a coffee table.

Copper and Plated Brass Pendants
I was absolutely loving these lights at the show, four of these grouped together create a serious statement over a dining area, however one single pendant over a dining table or even dropped low in the corner of a room over an occasional table would add an element of edginess to any space.

Women Door
To call this a door would really be unfair and a total understatement to this phenomenal work of art by artist, Victor Klassen. A mahogany panel that has a women’s figure carved out of it doubles as a piece of art and an actual door.

Ostrich Leg Table
Another stunning piece of furniture made from ostrich leg, this table is a custom piece and comes in any size and colour.

See there full collection at Snob Stuff

Check back tomorrow to read about more features from IDS 2011

No comments :

Post a Comment