Moscow architecture firm Crosby Studios’ debut furniture collection includes sculptural chairs with bent metal supports designed to recall city buildings. The six-piece collection comprises powder-coated steel chairs and free-standing shelves, all of which are made in Brooklyn. The shelves come in two different heights, and feature cut-out shapes that form a surrounding cage.
The collection’s chairs have thin circular seats supported by either single or double rods of metal, which bend backwards like the curve of a paperclip. For its first furniture range, founder Harry Nuriev looked to modern Japanese and classic Roman architecture as influences for the shape of the chairs, as well as the work of Italian furniture designer Michele De Lucchi and industrial designer Shiro Kuramata.