Meet The Maker – Aimee Furnival

Aimee Furnival

Aimée Furnival set up Another Studio in 2009 with the aim to produce beautifully designed, stylish gift and homeware products.

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Each range offers something original and unexpected, be it pop-up growing kits, three dimensional stationery, architectural model kits or hand folded steel vases.

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Inspiration is drawn from architecture, cities, ephemera, botanics, historic styles and fabrication.

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Also inspired by origami Aimee loves to work with sheet material; be it paper, metal or wood. Aimee and her design team get really excited by the challenges of transforming something flat into a 3D form. They innovate by combining traditional materials with modern production methods and mix machine and handmade processes.

Lifestyle_trio3The Convert Vase are a trio of multi faceted vessels made from a flat sheet of steel. Each sheet is carefully folded and converted into shape by hand in the studio. The surface of the vases have a semi-matt finish and geometric patterns to create a soft aesthetic. Each vessel includes a plastic container inside to hold water and flowers.

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You’ll never have to search for a pen or pencil again if you own one of Aimee’s pencil pots! Made by hand these pencil pots are formed from American walnut or steamed beech wood. Each piece has a coloured fabric lining and comes complete with a solid wood base to give added strength.These small pots make great stylish gifts and will bring calm and order to your desk. They have a natural uncoated finish to give a soft harmonious aesthetic.

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Aimee’s approach to design is thoughtful and experimental. She loves to play, develop and refine ideas into a product until she feels  it’s intriguing and different enough to make the cut.

medium-white-2Alongside developing their own designs Aimee and her design team also undertake commissions to create bespoke and exclusive designs for culturally and creative minded companies.

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At the heart of Aimee’s studio is the notion that a creative idea combined with playful material exploration will result in brilliant designs and we certainly agree with that statement here at Heart Gallery.

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