I recently discovered the work of x+l based in my hometown Amsterdam and I love to show you some of their work. The concrete table was love at first sight, and I think the the matt black concrete surface and its little irregularities are just perfect in my opinion. The legs of the table are made in wood.
x + l stands for Xander Vervoort and Leon van Boxtel, two designers with a background in theater and art, through the years they worked for several disciplines: photography, advertising, stage design, fashion and exhibition design and in addition to this commissioned work they focus on interior design working closely together with artisan friends.
in 2013 x+l launched ‘parfumobscure’, a perfume made with pure and natural ingredients, collected on their travels to India, Japan, France and Italy.
In their online store they sell a small amount of self designed single objects and small furniture pieces in limited series, alongside handcrafted finds from their travels.
Really unique and organic are these gourd pendant lamps, the gourd is a natural material therefor the lamps can show irregularities and varying sizes what separates them from industrial light fittings. The brass table collection consists of different small tables made out of solid patinated brass (3mm) and mounted with brass screws onto a wooden partition, covered in distressed ragged velvet.