Dare Studio Roundup: Sleek, Funky and Beautifully Crafted

From on April 08, 2010 in Home Decor

Contemporary British design company Dare Studio offers some unique furniture and lighting options from local craftsmen that pique my decorating interest. If they intrigue you, too, jump on them, since they’re produced in limited batches. All items, except the steel cage lamps, can be had in solid American Black Walnut or American White Oak.

Katakana Writing Desk

dare studio writing desk

This desk features clean lines in a slim design with a fine set of legs. Customize the writing pad and drawer linings from a variety of leathers, or select a veneered-top, non-leather option. The power supply and cables for your laptop get tucked into built-in nooks for a no-mess look – I hate it when I think I bought the perfect piece for my hardware, and then realize the manufacturers didn’t take the messy wiring into consideration. A handy element is the angled drawers. Instead of reaching in and groping around for a pen or pencil, they’ll stay at the front for easy retrieval.

Katakana Occasional Chair

dare studio chair

From the same line comes an expected chair design. Paired with the sleek Katakana desk, this set would make a funky statement in a modern home office. Choose from a few leather colors for the seat and back pad.

Fujiya Floor & Desk Lamp

dare studio lamps

These adorable floor lamps exude a quirky personality, cutely angled and with crossed feet. The steel shade comes in several powder coat finishes, or they can be special-ordered in gloss and other finishes, as can many of Dare’s items.

Section Console

dare studio section console

This three-drawer console with optional black leather lining and floating shelf is available with a variety of color options for the steel frame, and again, special orders are welcome. The low-profile unit is elegant and current, with a masculine charm.

Seat and back pads are available in a choice of leathers

Cage Group

dare studio cages

With all your wooden pieces in place, add some zest with laser-cut, aluminum, powder-coated lighting in two sizes. The only problem is deciding how to use these great items: hang one as a pendant lamp, use it as a lamp base, or keep it freestanding.

Dare Studio’s collections make decorating any type of home a lot more fun, with pieces that turn the traditional into something… well, more daring!