Swell Collection by Christopher Jenner
by Harry / April 25, 2012


Christopher Jenner has created a furniture and lighting collection with an unusual hallmark, the underside detail is every bit as compelling as the topside.



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Galactic side table

The seven pieces take inspiration from childhood play says Jenner, "English carriages and classic furniture to exuberantly reinterpret the established canon of form and shape."


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Space Saddle ottoman

Pushing boundaries and redefining traditional craftsmanship, the Swell collection is produced using extensive and technological manufacturing processes.


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UFO floor lamp

Entirely British made, the collection features deeply buttoned calf leather benches, ottomans, and stools in a spectrum of complimentary colours, "whilst sand cast tables with glass legs and hand blown lamps in metallic finishes add a touch of magic."


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UFO table lamp

"Each piece bears testimony to the tangible luxury and distinction that comes from uniquely combining traditional craftsmanship and cutting edge technology."


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Super Galactic table

"Swell was designed with the specific intent of stirring emotions" says the designer from his London studio. "I want my work to have simple and immediate appeal. I believe that design should be instinctive and individual - a direct response to the mass produced tyranny of good taste."


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The Looking Glass House

For Milan Design Week 2012 Jenner created an allegorical installation called The Looking Glass House to introduce Swell.


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"Inside, 200 balloons cocoon the pieces, playfully refracting light and colour. A mirrored floor reveals a notable hallmark of the collection: underside detail that is every bit as compelling." Photos: Michael Franke.

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