Contemporary urban furniture by MannMade London
Today I'm focusing on furniture, and taking a look at the elegant, architecturally influenced 'Battersea' collection from MannMade London. Drawing inspiration from the area around the Battersea Power Station where their design studio and workshop is based, each piece is named after one of the surrounding streets. Their debut collection includes shelving units, bedside tables, mirrors, a console table and, for the bedroom, wardrobe, drawers and a dressing table - all with a refined industrial aesthetic.
The studio is headed by architect Sebastian Mann, who also runs an architecture and interior design practice Minale + Mann, and the architectural influences are clearly visible in the collection's focus on shape, material and finish. The designs fuse together a blend of steel, dyed Valchromat (a material similar to MDF but suitable for more decorative use) and traditional woods like walnut or ash.
The black steel frames create beautiful silhouettes with a light, elegant presence. The inset handles on the drawers are another distinctive detail and the mirrors are available with either a clear or a coppery rose finish. Each piece is handmade in their Battersea workshop.
Beautifully proportioned and with a contemporary urban minimalist feel the collection is available in a choice of light or dark grey finishes. The studio also offers bespoke joinery for residential and commercial projects and limited edition pieces.
All images courtesy of MannMade London.