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Anna Karlin Furniture + Fine Objects

by Annie Werbler

Anna Karlin Furniture + Fine Objects, on Design*Sponge

Anna Karlin dreamed up one of the most engaging booths at ICFF this year, featuring multiple layers of intrigue. The complete work showcased her expertise in digital and print media art direction (not to mention interior and set design), built around a line of irreverent original furniture and lighting products that were a highlight of the show. Our favorites included the colorful experiments in pattern projected upon rugs and stools, the various plumb and bulb pendants that appear to balance just so — but actually stem from sturdy metals — and the porcelain vases squashed to resemble spent cigarette butts. Karlin relishes the process of working across all mediums and allowing inspiration from one discovery to inform ideas about another. She believes that each of the design disciplines are interrelated, and they should all be explored simultaneously or else risk leaving some essential piece of information undiscovered. That, and literally playing chess with her furniture arrangements. —Annie

Photography via Anna Karlin Furniture + Fine Objects

Anna Karlin Furniture + Fine Objects, on Design*Sponge

Pattern Collection Carpets

Anna Karlin Furniture + Fine Objects, on Design*Sponge

Plumb Pendant

Anna Karlin Furniture + Fine Objects, on Design*Sponge

Folding Form Vessel

Anna Karlin Furniture + Fine Objects, on Design*Sponge

Patterned Stools

Anna Karlin Furniture + Fine Objects, on Design*Sponge

Chess Side Tables

Anna Karlin Furniture + Fine Objects,

Bedside Carafe

Anna Karlin Furniture + Fine Objects, on Design*Sponge

Element Wall Hanger

 

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  • I had the pleasure to meet Anna in Mexico City while she was giving a talk in Design Week, this past year they showcased the UK. She introduced me to the multi-discipline and was wowed by her strong personality and talent. She is also very approachable and didn’t mind sharing tips while in the potty line! This gal is going places and can’t wait to see whats ahead in her very talented career.