Earnest Studio is the working Moniker of Netherlands-based designer Rachel Griffin, whose practice spans everything from experimental printed matter, public installation and furniture design. For a one-man show Rachel’s portfolio is incredibly impressive; she’s built large-scale wooden structures in Norwegian towns, created experimental storytelling spaces, produced books that question the nature of design and built functional modular furniture that you’d actually want in your house. Impressive stuff we’re sure you’ll agree.
If pushed to choose a stand-out project we’d tell you that, although we don’t have favourites, there’s something inexplicably brilliant about her Naked series, a selection of objects that utilise materials usually hidden within the hull of your typical DFS sofa. Plastic foam, untreated wood, wires and straps are all reappropriated to magnificent effect, the results demonstrating more aesthetic understanding than the pieces of furniture that mask these materials with leather and velvet.
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