‘wm series’ by tim webber image © simeon patience (left) y bar stool, ampel pendant and wrap stool

new zealand-based designer tim webber has created ‘wm series’ a collection of objects featuring the materials of wood and metal. the pieces are minimal, use a simplistic form accented with bold striking colors. it is an exploration to create items that complement each other into a singular juxtaposed article. the components are finished in a vibrant powdercoat of colors, which enhances this contrast between the elements.

tim webber: wm series y stools

the y stools are constructed from steel combined with american ash wood turned legs, that slot into the seat and steel pipe. the powdercoated finish is available in 6 different colors that can appeal to many different environments. it plays with this relationship, as the steel slides part-way down the leg, and where the tops of the piece comes through to sit flush with the flat surface of the top.

tim webber: wm series break down of components for easy shipping

tim webber: wm series detail of wood-metal relationship

tim webber: wm series wrap stools

wrap stools take their form from the use of the laminated plywood and bent steel rod is that is commonly used in science classrooms at secondary schools around new zealand. the relationship between the materials is enforced though the way they embrace each other around the edge of the seat.

tim webber: wm series detail

tim webber: wm series sideboy unit

this credenza unit features an 18mm birch plywood carcass and powdercoated steel draw with cupboard fronts.

tim webber: wm series (left) fatboy (right) tallboy

tim webber: wm series ampel pendants

the slender, sleek, curved forms help to generate an unobtrusive, elegant pendant. the slim shape of the wood turned top flows smoothly into the straighter sided of the hand spun alinium shade.

tim webber: wm series tri-ampel pendants

symmetry of the wood turned top and the shade create a simple conical form.

tim webber: wm series dome ampel pendant

the largest of the ampel pendants, the dome shape disperses a vast amount of light making it great for a dining table and for restaurant settings.

tim webber: wm series section lamps

6mm steel rectangle sections create the outer shell body of the table lamp, which houses the rimu wooden lamp holder. these elements support the filament bulb which is controlled with a dimmer to create soft, warm lighting.

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