Liam Treanor launches his new Santiago Collection at London Design Festival. Liam Treanor has been hard at work designing and producing a brand new furniture collection, set to debut at the London Design Festival. Following on from the successful launch of the Interbau Collection earlier this year, Treanor has infused the new Santiago Collection with the same elegant, beautifully understated aesthetic. The collection consists of the Lina Desk, Paulo Coffee Table, Affonso Stool and Louis Candlesticks.
Treanor named the pieces after a few of the renowned Modernist architects who have inspired him. Their influence is apparent in the clean lines and simple forms of the Santiago Collection. As with all of his designs, Treanor wanted to create pieces that would instill a warm, comforting environment. The form of the turned legs is a modern interpretation of traditional cabriole legs which gives a sense of familiarity to an otherwise contemporary product. The subtle juxtaposition of these visually soft turned components and crisp square edges is visually arresting.
The new collection displays exceptional levels of craftsmanship and great attention to detail. Handcrafted from ash or oak, the Lina Desk features elegantly angled legs that enhance the visual tapering effect. Its slender appearance is complimented by a drawer which is tactfully suspended from the oak or ash surface. Treanor’s use of only solid wood gives the delicate form of the desk robustness and longevity.
The three legged Affonso Stool offers a well refined aesthetic with fine woodworking wedged tenon details left exposed on the surface. This understated piece would sit pleasingly in a room without being obtrusive and it also works well as a side table. Liam Treanor believes that the quality of the craftsmanship should be allowed to speak for itself.
The beautifully modest Paulo Coffee Table features turned legs which join into the well proportioned solid oak or ash surface. The entire collection is defined by a well-considered design approach. For ease of movement around the house, larger products in the range have twist in legs making for straightforward and sturdy assembly.
The simple yet striking form of the Louis Candlestick is intended to visually extend the tapering lines of the candle it holds, whilst reflecting the mildly extravagant turned forms of the range. The Louis Candlesticks are available in three different heights. An individual candlestick makes a strong minimalist statement or a set of three can be arranged in cluster of differing heights to provide an attractive focal point on a table. See the Santiago Collection by Liam Treanor at designjunction during the London Design Festival, 18-21 September 2014.
Design by Liam Treanor