Another Human – Bringing youthfulness back to furniture
Bringing youthfulness back to furniture
Leah Ring once told Surface magazine “My work strives to tap into the inner child in all of us”. By all accounts, each piece the designer has created through her Another Human studio has succeeded in that endeavour. Since the multi-disciplinary studio’s launch in 2017, Ring has teased the design world with youthful, imaginative furniture pieces. Such works span from the likes of an otherworldly blue velvet chair in the shape of a puzzle piece, to an industrial matte-finished magazine rack that’s reminiscent of your local park’s bike rack. Ring is masterful in challenging the common boundaries of geometric shapes, teetering between a distant fantasy land of lines & colours and the demands of modern functionality.
Prior to creating Another Human a few years ago, Leah was working as an interior designer in LA. This familiarity with fabrics and textiles would prove essential when designing her subsequent collections for her studio, enabling her to experiment with certain aesthetics while keeping a consistent homey-feeling in her work. Few of her projects have been more experimental than her ‘𝘡𝘖𝘙𝘎’ chair. Serving as Ring’s favourite piece, the extraterrestrial-esque chair is wholly unique. Simple, vibrant lines coated in a neon-green paint contain three dark turquoise cushions, providing the alien-like aesthetic that supports the furniture’s title.
As one would expect from such a talented interior designer, Ring’s apartment is a visual feast. Comprised of many of her own works, as well as just about anything else she thinks looks cool, her living space comes off as equal parts comfortable and vibrant. Another Human’s collections are often presented at prestigious NYC & LA art exhibitions, most recently drawing praise at the ‘𝘖𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘰𝘹’ NonFinito Gallery in NYC.
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