Urbis today attended a viewing of furniture and lighting design collective Resident’s latest collection.
Alongside their latest pieces, including the Volley Swivel Chair, Volley Four Leg Chair and Interstellar Dining Table, the Simon James Showroom was decked out with a timeline of the brand’s work since their inception in 2011 up to now. Images and information of Resident’s origins and first forays into the international furniture fair circuit sit alongside highly tactile displays of the manufacturing processes behind their work.
Visitors will get a chance to see and touch individual components of the design before it becomes a finished product. Parts on show include the legs and back of the Odin Chair, nuts and bolts used in the Spar Floor Light, and the raw structure of the Hex Pendant.
“Not everybody knows about the parts from the manufacturing process. People see the finished product, but it’s important to know that these objects started with raw materials and go through a lot of processing to become beautiful,” says managing director of Resident, Scott Bridgens.
The showroom will be open to the public within the next few weeks.