The tactile, sculptural furniture of British design team Don McCollin and Maureen Bryan comes to the HOLLY HUNT portfolio with a mutual devotion to materials, shape and function. Their partnership has grown out of a passion for producing pieces that both highlight the qualities of the materials they are made from and draw forth something new and unexpected.
Their backgrounds in textiles and ceramics have led to a distinctive portfolio of designs. While McCollin explores surface textures and patterns, Bryan designs forms that have sculptural impact. They favor handcraftsmanship over industrial processes, working with traditional materials and processes such as scagliola which has been used since Roman times and was popular in the 18th century to imitate marble. Working with a small team of assistants in their London workshop, McCollin and Bryan utilize resins, plasters, metals and wood. The bold and inventive results are produced in small batches, limited editions and unique pieces.