design et al are delighted to announce that O&A London have been shortlisted for Seating Award within The International Design and Architecture Awards 2018.
Leading design team, Oleg Klodt and Anna Agapova have created the O&A London furniture collection. With their focus on the very finest details and on combining time-honoured and pioneering methods and materials, they are renowned for producing one-off pieces that harmonise effortlessly with their setting. This is the hallmark of O&A London.
The minimalism and precision of O&A London pieces can be traced back to the luxuriance of the Art-Dèco and late Modernism movements and to the clean, sharp lines of Bauhaus. By cherry-picking attributes from these iconic moments in history, O&A London has created something classically-rooted for the contemporary interior. It is a collection that can be said to question the very role of furniture; a fundamentally sculptural approach that embraces the very latest technologies in a skilful balance of ideas and materials, of form and function.
A unique feature of this collection is its ability – guided by Oleg’s architectural eye and Anna’s design sensibilities – to blend luxury, simplicity of form and complexity of technique. Exquisite textures meet hand-crafted touches. Classical design meets advanced manufacturing techniques. The PICTOR II armchair has been considered from every angle so that it can grace any open space. The unusual combination of soft fabrics and surface textures achieves an intriguing trompe l’œil effect, while the perfect intersection of these elements at the ‘cut’ line is a tribute to the cabinetmaker’s mastery. Delicate airiness is the defining characteristic of the PICTOR II armchair, giving it a sculptural quality and exuding a sense of comfort and calm. Its simple elegance enables it to harmoniously co-exist with other pieces.