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Refractory Design Studio Unveils New Collection at NYC Salon Art + Design Show
Refractory, a Chicago-based design studio, has just unveiled a sculptural new chair collection, Holotype - along with a variety of new patinas during its installation at NYC’s Salon Art + Design show.
Consisting of an occasional and side chair, the Holotype series is solid oak, pulling from the studio’s interest in expressing works by virtue of substantial volumes and robust planes in contrast with subtle and sculpted transitions.
Inspired by Refractory’s Holotype installation at Milan Design Week, the volumes of the pieces are in lieu of linear members and limbs, combined with exposed hardware, and bronze elements cast from a woven arrangement of porcupine quills.
Their space at NYC’s show showcased the studio’s new patinas - including Oxblood, Ostrich, Desert, Stone, Saddle, and Leather - that powerfully capture Refractory’s rigorously crafted furniture, lighting, and objects.