say hi to_ Susan for Susan
What do you get when you have two Canadian brothers coming from a background in construction and industrial manufacturing collaborate on a collection of object design? Dazzling pieces of furniture, that are one of a kind, in colour runs that make us dream!
The Toronto based Susan for Susan, existing out of brothers John and Kevin Watts, make exclusive furniture and objects with a focus on industrial materials and manual manufacturing. The design duo is self taught and their tantalising collections are instantly recognisable by their choice in process, material and colour.
Their latest collection exists out of 4 vases. Each vase is unique and gets its deliciously lumpy shape from a process they call the acetone erosion process, which uses the chemical reaction between polystyrene foam and acetone. The molds are created by dispensing acetone onto large polystyrene blocks, generating voids. A cement mixture is then pigmented and cast into the mold, once the cement has cured, the remainder of the block is removed which makes each one of the extraordinary vases one of a kind.
Some of my favourite objects besides the new collection of vases include the stunning set of two coloured plant pots and their enchanting set of tall lamps, what pushes the design of the lamps over the edge for me, in the best way possible, is that they have been designed with their charmingly akward shaped light bulbs.
I can already picture their furniture placed in interiors that range from a villa somewhere on the french countryside, to a remodelled barn in the forests of Germany, to the sleek interior of a New York City loft and I'm obsessed.