“Three kraters [Greek wine vessel] only do I propose for sensible men; one for health, the second for love and pleasure and the third for sleep. When this has been drunk up, wise guests depart for home. The fourth krater is mine no longer, but belongs to hubris; the fifth to shouting; the sixth to revel; the seventh to black eyes; the eighth to summonses; the ninth to bile; and the tenth to madness and people tossing furniture about.”
From: Courtesans and Fishcakes: The consuming passions of classical Athens by James Davidson
It was important to the design that the experience of the Brew Works be one of a unique, individually crafted world. By only crafting the building envelope, and not paying attention to the surfaces with which people are to interact on a daily basis, it would have left to chance the experience of these interactions which are at the most human level with which people relate to the space. Chairs and stools, by Bønnelycke.
The furniture is reflective of the overall conceptual language of the scheme. The pieces are formed from tactile, natural materials with warm, smooth edges inviting of a person’s touch. They are embellished with the materials of the brewery, with copper and weathered steel, and in the case of the vanity top, concrete.
The pieces are of solid construction, inviting rough treatment, and anchoring them in a sense of the earth. Small, delicate flourishes, however, prevent the range from feeling too monolithic. As in the rest of the scheme, connections are exaggerated and the furniture’s crafted construction is celebrated.
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