Combining multiple materials into one cohesive piece is an art form which enhances both the appearance and functionality of a design. Incorporating a blend of natural elements like wood, leather, or stone, together with glass, metal, or concrete, adds a layer of visual appeal and tactility to both the design and the environment in which it is featured. This week, we’re spotlighting five remarkable pieces that feature a beautiful combination of mixed materials.
GEOMETRIC
Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows
Leather, wood, and steel join together in perfect harmony in the Geometric Collection. Like most of BassamFellows’ designs, the design draws from clear mid-century influences while incorporating a contemporary edge. Leather wrapping provides extra comfort and support by connecting the two structural elements of the chair’s tubular, bent steel back and frame, while also adding a stylish visual detail. Frame in nickel or bronze. Seat in ash or walnut. Leather seat cushion optional.
GRASSHOPPER
Fabricius & Kastholm
The FK87 Grasshopper exudes mid-century appeal in a way that never goes out of style. The contrast between the canvas sling, aniline leather cushions, and chrome or black powder coated steel frame create an exceptional visual cohesion. Grasshopper is a prime example of Fabricius & Kastholm’s core values—elegant, refined, and crafted with an extraordinary sense of functionality and quality.  Available with green, black, cognac, or dark brown leather cushions.
AJ52 SOCIETY TABLE
Arne Jacobsen
The tasteful minimalism of the AJ52 Society Table incorporates functionality, including six drawers, a tabletop compartment and a stylish desk lamp. The fine-structured leather top wraps tightly around a tubular metal frame. The design artfully combines a range of elements in different materials to create a modern and elegant work desk, functional for both the home or workplace, yet versatile enough to blend with a range of styles and preferences.
ZINK
Jonas Bohlin
Zink is a prime example of how innovative design can be used to elevate everyday items and transform them into extraordinary works of art.  A favorite in the SUITE NY showroom, Zink appears as so much more than a bookshelf; it is a design which incorporates balance, structure, texture, and shape. With a rustic and industrial edge, Zink is perfect for showcasing your favorite books and magazines while effortlessly highlighting the uniqueness, versatility, and character of both materials used—birch and concrete.
PP530 TUB CHAIR
Hans J. Wegner
Conceived in 1954, the PP530 Tub Chair was a pioneering experiment which turned out to be the most advanced shell chair designed by Hans J. Wegner. The Tub Chair is an interesting fusion, merging moulded plywood technique with upholstery and traditional work in solid wood, with the addition of a stainless steel adjustment mechanism. With its unique elliptical shape, the Tub Chair is an example of Wegner’s commitment to true originality. Available in oak or ash in a variety of upholstery options.
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