In the winter of 2014, the WOOLF studio were invited to a stream of supplier openings and viewings. Holly Hunt, the indomitable American furniture supplier, launched themselves upon the most discerning furniture buyers in the heart of Mayfair. Thirty years after their first showroom opened in Chicago, Holly has created a unique and timeless style that combines a modern look that includes traditional elements. Upon entering this busy event, the elegant style transcended the corner of Grafton Street, with a marble angular fish cocktail table, which stood in front of a beautiful Portland stone backdrop in the entrance.
We noticed a piece that was clearly influenced by an exploration of geometrics and balance. The ‘Absinthe side table’ is distinguishable because of it’s asymmetrical base and beautiful quartz crystal top. One of the most charming elements to Holly Hunt’s designs is the diligence and consideration of the details and finishes. The Channel Cabinet features a metal bronze handle and legs that define the shape of this piece, creating a completely unique and somewhat sculptural piece of furniture.
In their new furniture gallery we spotted a beautiful range of engraved pieces simply named ‘writers’, by Alison Berger. The elegant console is made from engraved bronze and etched glass, enabling light to transfer through this piece. The most striking detail is the beautiful hand written words that adorn the glass. Through careful consideration and incredible metalsmithing and carpentry, it is clear that the lines between furniture and art have been blurred. This style transcends into glass pendant lights that cast an alluring shadow.