April 16, 2009

Milan 2009 – Punga & Smith

Anyone going to the Milan Furniture Fair in a few weeks? If you are, make sure to check out my friend Matt’s company, Punga & Smith.

PUNGA & SMITH will be showing at Salone Satellite / Milan / April 22-27, 2009

I met my Kiwi mate Matt, glorified shed tinker, while working for Solo Design Store/Belle Interiors together. He’s a cool guy, starting his own company, designing furniture, living his dream. I support anyone doing that! He calls himself a jack of all trades, master of none. He’s pretty funny like that.

normally he has a beard which fits his love of tinkering

I saw his show, (which he’s now calling, General Blowout 08) at Fisher’s Art Gallery last year, we had a good time drinking wine, talking design. (rhyme intended) The sacrificial chair is pretty cool. Matt describes it as, “You know how in every bedroom there’s one chair that’s always piled high with clothes? Well, this is the chair that’s been sacrificed to casual storage.”
I also love his Topo table, it’s the topography of Banks Peninsula in the south island of New Zealand.
This hanging fruit basket is new for Milan, I can’t wait to see it in person!
That’s all, I’m excited to watch Matt rise to international fame and fortune! “Good on ya’ Matt!”



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