Thursday, 17 September 2015

Magnino Fine Furniture Holds Debut Exhibition at TENT London

Hello again, folks. It's been a busy, yet exciting week at Bastian Contrarian

In fact, I've been working on some 'Top Secret' projects: 

The translation of two screenplays (one a black comedy and the other a dark, dystopian tale, based in an obscure but not too distant future, about the downfall of some powerful, wealthy people); writing a promotional e-mail for the launch of a new, Italian fine jewellery company; translating a press release and website for a Milanese law firm, and, finally, translating some recipes for a tomato salsa producer. How varied is that?

Then another project came up, which I can actually shout about! 

On Monday morning, Magnino Fine Furniture contacted me asking for some help with a press release for their debut exhibition at TENT LondonCreated by Armando Magnino, the designer furniture is flawlessly crafted and amazingly beautiful - and I'm not just saying that, it's true.

So, I wrote this short release for his The London Design Festival press pack:

Magnino Fine Furniture Launches a New 
Furniture Collection at Tent London

Waltham Cabinet, designed and created for the Everyday
Encounters exhibition at the William Morris Gallery.

From the 24th until the 27th of September 2015, Magnino Fine Furniture will be presenting an exclusive range of designer furniture at Tent London.

Born near Turin, in Italy, Armando Magnino is an award-winning designer, who currently lives and works in Warwick, Warwickshire.

After leaving his homeland and working as a youth worker, outdoor educator and personal development trainer in the United States and the UK, in 1997, Armando began his formal training in furniture making at Warwickshire College, where he acquired a City and Guilds with distinction (Medal of Excellence). Successively, in 2009, he took a BA Honours in Furniture Design at the Rycotewood Furniture Centre and he also joined the Society of Designer Craftsman, receiving the SDC Trustees TSB Award for the most promising new Licentiate.

During his career, he has worked for the likes of the Robin Furlong furniture company, where he worked on the Gullwing Cabinet, which was awarded the Guild Mark by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers (2001). Other award-winning pieces that he has designed and created include: Slider, which came second in the 2009 New Forest Show – Fine Crafted Wood Competition, and the Waltham Cabinet, which was commissioned for the Everyday Encounters exhibition at the William Morris Gallery, in Walthamstow, and later exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum Broadway from 2013 until 2014.

This Thing of Darkness, mirror and shelf in English Oak.

To mark his debut exhibition at London Design Week, Magnino Furniture will be showcasing a unique range of designer furniture, including cabinets, shelving systems, coffee tables and home accessories, which are being exhibited as a collection for the first time.

Fascinated by unusual geometries, the designer’s work is inspired by his interest in literature, architecture, geometry and the forms he sees in his everyday life and nature. Fusing century-old furniture making techniques and modern technology, the designer skilfully combines premium quality wood, mirrors and glass to create pieces that are both beautiful and practical.

 “I’m really excited about this exhibition. Showing my work at Tent feels like a major step towards bringing my work out of the craft shows, where I have been lurking for some time, and getting my work in front of a wider, more design-savvy audience”, states Armando Magnino about taking part in the show.

Magnino Fine Furniture will be exhibiting on Stand M11 (Hall T3) at Tent London, Old Truman Brewery Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR, UK.

Opening times: Thursday, 24th September, from 10am - 7pm; Friday 25 September, from 10am - 8pm; Saturday 26 September, from 10am - 8pm, and Sunday 27 September, from 11am - 6pm.


Wishing you all the best, Armando.  I'm sure your furniture will be a huge success!

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That's me signing out for now. Take care and enjoy the rest of your week.

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