At Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015, Toronto based MSDS Studio presented new ranges of furniture mostly made with wood and metal. The multi-disciplinary design practice run by Jessica Nakanishi and Jonathan Sabine showcased a simple and hype-free and a down-to-earth design.
A-Frame chair has been designed to look good once it has been placed in order showing its A-shaped rear. “The chair explores a stacking functionality in a formally unconventional way” comment the designer; indeed, rather than straddling the seat, the legs of the top chair rest on the rails on the chair beneath it.
The Half Cab cabinet has painted aluminum doors that drape over ony half of the surface sliding easily along the scaffolding-like frame.
Kokeshi table light is made from precisely machined aluminum. A LED is positioned at the top of a standing cilinder and projects a beam to a rounded metallic cap that can be positioned to direct, dimmer and orientate the light.
The Annular pendant feature and ring-shaped LED and lens sandwiched between two metal cones stack onto eachother. The designer say “this project began as an exploration of spun metal lights with multiple diffusers, but with relatively recent LED tech incorporated in order to open up the possibility of forms that wouldn’t previously have been achievable”.
The futon daybed features a thin quilted mattress that folds on a side until forming a bolster pillow. Designed orginally in 2013, Ladder Light takes its inspiration from jewelry and hungs on a wall like a necklace on skin. A soft light profuses from within its bars.
M-S-D-S Studio is a Toronto based multi-disciplinary design practice that brings together experience in interior, furniture, and product design. The studio is dedicated to material exploration, resourcefulness, and commitment to client needs. In its brief existence MSDS has realized numerous interiors, licensed products for production, and undertaken speculative works. Clients and collaborators include Spin Toronto, Shopify, Umbra & Mjolk.