yabu pushelberg blends subtle masculinity in the james collection for stellar works
 
yabu pushelberg blends subtle masculinity in the james collection for stellar works
feb 04, 2016

yabu pushelberg blends subtle masculinity in the james collection for stellar works

yabu pushelberg blends subtle masculinity in the james collection for stellar works
image © jiaxi yang

 

 

 

toronto and new york-based design firm yabu pushelberg have collaborated with japanese furniture brand stellar works to launch a second furniture collection which was presented recently at maison & objet in paris. recognized by their carefully thought-out and distinctive interiors all around the world – each interweaving detail, collaboration and story telling – their approach has been translated into the design of the ‘james collection’. the harmonious composite of materials, color and shapes elegantly combine to produce an understated sleekness through the cohesive series of furniture referencing the automotive industry.

 


we interview glenn and george of yabu pushelberg about the collaboration, influence and their upcoming projects
video by designboom

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the ‘james chaise’ is meticulously proportioned – ergonomically fitting to the user’s body
image © jiaxi yang

 

 

 

comprised of a total of four pieces; a desk, bar cart, chaise longue and stool. they all features a wire framed body supporting floating planes and complemented with subtle detailing to remove any reference to time – allowing each piece to fit into a diverse range of settings.

 

‘we liked the notion of doing a masculine collection that speaks about craft and precision.’ comments george yabu. the compelling mix of materials mimic and explore the automotive reference with the use of black metal, walnut wood and sable-tone matte leather; all finished with a soft, warming color palette.

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all four pieces have been created to turn negative space into an aesthetic feature
image © jiaxi yang

 

 

 

the first venture into furniture collaboration with stellar works saw the creation of the animated ‘BLINK’ collection. instilling a sweet and playful aesthetic merged with pastel colors and brass accents, in contrast, the james collection personifies a modern masculinity.

 

 

‘the blink collection is the direct opposite of this… its witty, its fun, it has a lightness.’  glenn pushelberg

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the ‘james bar cart’ – the walnut wood, wire-framed body references automotive design
image © jiaxi yang

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the desk and bar cart within the stellar works booth
image © designboom

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the collection explores modern masculinity
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yabu pushelberg’s collection amongst other designer collaborations with stellar works
image © stellar works

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the stellar works booth at the maison et objet fair
image © stellar works

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designers george and glenn of yabu pushelberg

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