June 13, 2014

Slowwood | Dutch design with a Scadinavian touch


Dutch designer Christien Starkenburg lives and works in the Northern Province Friesland. She has her own furniture line 'Slowwood', timeless pieces of quality furniture with a raw natural elegance. Her collection of tables is simple, pure and uncomplicated. Each piece is unique, handmade with love and attention by local craftsmen in Fryslan, using solid wood, 100% natural finishes and mineral paint.

I met Christien during Elle Inside Design some years ago and seeing her sober collection was love at first sight. Especially the soft blond wooden table with black painted legs from the MUN collection (wooden tabletop and wooden legs) stole my heart. There is also a series of wooden tabletop and iron legs tabes.








The collection was presented in a newly build, unfinished environment and I remember how much I loved the combination of the wooden tables with the concrete floors and industrial feeling of the building. 





Next to he wood/wood collection, several models are available in wood/iron. Christien: "Wood keeps you connected with nature and the feeling for a simpler, slower life in this hurly-burly world, the Iron gives it a bit of industrial look and feel" 


photography and design: Ben Lambers & Tatjana Quax - Styling: Tatjana Quax, Mandy Vera de Vries - Studio  Aandacht