These pieces of furniture belong to the category of art/architecture/interiors/furniture design that I like to call Modern Organic. It’s a perfect combination of modernism with its simplicity and a focus on materials, and art deco, abstract organic interpretation, all comprised of natural materials.
In fact, this chair by Reeves Design is comprised of naturally sourced teak slats, and 100% recycled aluminum. Not only are the furniture materials themselves responsibly chosen, but the furniture construction is as well. The woods and metals are not fused with any synthetic materials, meaning the two elements can be separated and reworked into the same piece, or something else entirely. This feature is a prominent strategy for conservation of resources since, otherwise, fused materials are compromised and cannot often be reused, or at least not for something requiring the original levels of strength and durability.
These three pieces are part of a nine-part collection that “resemble[s] a river stone which has been slowly worn down over years to the quiet organic shape that only water and time create.”
…I could quite easily shake out half of my piggy bank directly into the hands of Mr. John Reeves, the man responsible for these heart-palpitation inducing forms!
And I wouldn’t be the first. John Reeves started Reeves Design in 2003, only - well - actually immediately after finishing his studies in the UK, where he originates. Within three years his designs were earning world-recognized awards, and by 2009, he opened his first boutique shop in New York City (inside ABC Carpet and Home, 4th floor, 888 Broadway, New York, New York, if you’re in the area!). The man of magic continues to hold exhibitions around North America and Europe, and to expand the reach of his artwork world wide. And he’s 31.
Well, I’ve got about four years to become a world-renowned designer in my own right. Well done, Mr. Reeves, well done - you’re a designer and an inspiration.