David Horan (born in Dublin, 1982) is a multidisciplinary designer and manufacturer based in London. With a Master of Arts in Design Products from the Royal College of Art 2013, he cut his cloth with London-designers Faye Toogood and Michael Anastassiades, before opening his own studio in 2021.
This handmade coffee table is part of the inaugural furniture and lighting collection by Horan entitled Paper. The collection was designed exclusively with Béton Brut and sees Horan as a modern decoupeur, applying his material to an original series of works. Informed by French craft traditions of decoupage and the Japanese Mingei movement, Horan innovates with layering handmade paper to create a new applied ‘vegan vellum’. The collection is grounded in forms as precise as they are architectonic. Evoking Deco and Classical, the geometries contain harmony in ratio.
This coffee table experiments with de-composition as re-composition, combining layers of Kozuki-Mingeshi paper to produce a soft natural appearance that is pleasing to the eye. A top layer of lacquer is applied and polished by hand to protect the paper and provide it with a sheen.
Priced as pictured, in polished vellum finish. Available on a made to order basis with custom sizes and additional finishes also available.
Each piece is signed and numbered on the underside.
H30 W140 D140 cm