Konekt是由Helena Sultan和Natasha Sultan母女俩组成的设计工作室，最近他们将其在纽约的新展厅的墙壁涂成深蓝色，为其雕塑般的灯光和家具设计提供了大胆的背景。Konekt由Helena Sultan经营，她曾是一名摄影师和纪录片导演，2015年在费城创办了这家工作室。她最近请她的女儿娜塔莎和她一起经营生意。
Mother-and-daughter design studio Konekt has coloured the walls of its new showroom in New York City dark blue to provide a bold backdrop to its sculptural lighting and furniture designs.Konekt is run by Helena Sultan, a former photographer and documentary filmmaker, who established the studio in Philadelphia in 2015. She has recently brought on her daughter Natasha to run the business with her.
The two have opened the showroom in New York’s Chinatown, designed to resemble an open-plan studio apartment. The space features deep blue walls and weathered wooden floors that evoke a time-worn feel relating to the handcrafted pieces on display.Konekt redesigned the interior space, including painting and installing a golden wall glass mural by Natasha’s grandmother, who is an artist. All the art pieces in the space are by her as well.
The Amor light marks Konekt’s first foray into lighting and is accompanied by matching side tables with similar mesh sleeves at their bases.
Another piece on display is a bulbous dining table, which draws on the soft curves of tumbled stones from the Atlantic Ocean. The table comprises a wood top and a convex bronze base, made in Pennsylvania. Each one is detailed with different markings and contours.
“A lot of inspiration comes from nature,” said Helena. “The shape from shells and stones, and their sculptural forms.””There is no uniformity,” she continued.
Other pieces on display have more animalistic traits. The wood Bianca dining chairs, for example, have dramatically curved wood legs that extend at angles away from the seat. “The legs are inspired by the legs of camels, with sculptural hind legs,” Helena said.
Many of Konekt’s pieces necessitate meticulous craftsmanship, and almost all are hand-crafted. Konekt credit their appreciation of art, nature and antique furniture to Helena’s mum.
Designs employ a variety of metal as well, such as oil rubbed bronze, polished brass and antique nickel. A number of plush fabrics can also be customised.