Henry Wilson makes US debut at Matter, NYC

New York City furniture retailer MATTER launches Henry Wilson’s A-joint range.

Henry Wilson’s reputation for intelligent re-use and clean, well-conceived design has impressed us since his early, breakout hits: his reprisal of the 1930s ‘Anglepoise’ lamp, and soft leather slip cover tailored to the famous ‘Tolix’ chair. His considered approach recently caught the eye of Jamie Gray, owner of New York City retailer Matter which, alongside major players such as Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and Marcel Wanders, carries up-and-comers as well as in-house collection MatterMade. Gray has just picked up Wilson’s A-joint range of cast joints and furnishings.

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Used to make tables and seating elements, A-joints can be purchased individually (for those who are up to the challenge of carpentry work), or bespoke pieces such as trestle tables and seating can be made to order to from variable dimensions, in a range of surfaces such as wood or marble.

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“I like to think about the design as a science. Once you learn how to extract a chemical from another compound then it’s not necessary to go and do that again,” says Wilson. “The A-joint takes a standard thing, a standard material [lumber comes in standard sizes from hardware stores and mills], and the whole joinery system is based around those standard sizes. So, in a way, it’s a new object, but it’s kind of based on an existing thing.”

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Henry Wilson will launch his collection at Matter, New York, on 30 October.

See Vogue Living September/October 2013 for our profile of Wilson as part of our ‘New Generation’ feature on page 57.

Words: Dijana Kumurdian
Images courtesy of Matter and Henry Wilson

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