“Afternoon Tea” is Bohinc Studio’s new collection, unraveled at London Design Festival. Playing with different colors and featuring the brand’s signature contemporary aesthetic, this is Bohinc Studio‘s largest collection to date.
The nine new pieces collection, designed by Lara Bohinc, includes dining chairs, armchairs, a sofa, and tables in delicious sherbet colors. Bohinc ability to create works of unique beauty arises from her experience with materials and manufacturing methods. The London-based designer has worked as a design consultant for many luxury brands including Montblanc, Gucci, and most notably Cartier, a position she held for over a decade.
The finest materials and an obsession with the deconstruction and reconfiguration of pure geometric form are always present in Bohinc Studio’s designs!
I wanted to create pieces with a sculptural aesthetic to fill this void; some are creature-like shapes that emanate friendly and tactile qualities – they’re even huggable. And I wanted other pieces to look delicious, applying dramatically curvaceous patisserie forms to make them seem good enough to eat.Lara Bohinc
The pieces convey the same sense of sweet indulgence that an afternoon tea does. They are in pretty pastel and bold brown tones and caress their wearer with their sensual shapes – a real treat. This appetizing style is revealed in the sensual forms of the pieces, which highlight curves in soft, textured upholstery, making a tactile contrast for the smooth surfaces of tables in stained wood or gleaming marble. It was mandatory for the designer the pieces would have a tactile and comfortable nature.
I used fabric to create the feeling of comfort and embrace. I love to evolve fresh circular forms and this collection continues that geometric aesthetic, but this collection is a more feminine expression, one that moves away from angular metalwork.Lara Bohinc
For the London Design Festival, the pieces were presented in a cozy residential setting in a London townhouse, along with lights from the 2021 collaboration with Roll & Hill and rugs and wall hangings for Kasthall. All the pieces presented by Bohinc Studio are hand-made and hand-crafted in the Studio’s workshop in Europe and in the UK.