October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021
Introducing Thomas Bina for Four Hands: The Latest Collection in a Longstanding Design Partnership
"Thomas Bina helped shape our aesthetic," says Four Hands Vice President of Design Adam Dunn. "So we stay in each other's orbits. He's part of this company's family."
The Bina Backstory
The partnership between Four Hands and popular furniture designer Thomas Bina began in the early ‘00s, with a primitive, case-driven collection with a rich, hefty look. Many of those styles became fast customer favorites, thanks to the Los Angeles-based designer’s thoughtful use of reclaimed materials mixed with his bold-yet-refined aesthetic.
Now, the collaboration is returning for another round, with brand-new pieces reflective of Bina’s evolved perspective. “His new use of negative space makes these pieces feel much lighter,” notes Dunn. “And now, Thomas has introduced upholstery, which works a fresh flavor into the mix, offering a whole lifestyle assortment.”
For these new upholstery pieces, Bina pulled inspiration from Brazilian design, with relaxed styles and inflated, exaggerated proportions. Leathers too have evolved, with intentional distressing and purposeful cracking for a sense of tactile comfort.
Bina’s fresh outlook on upholstery comes partly thanks to his collaborative design partner, Ronald Sasson. Whereas Bina’s POV pulls influence from Brutalist design with heavy, masculine vibes, fine arts-educated Sasson’s aesthetic is more feminine, pairing soft, light curves with negative space. Together, the duo’s finished products look complementary and beautifully balanced.
What more to expect from the new collection? Think: thoughtfully sourced materials like thick, resawn veneers hand-selected for their rich, salvaged look.
“Bina brings fresh perspective that somehow still feels familiar,” continues Dunn. In Bina’s own words, this collaborative collection is “relevant, yet timeless.” Best yet, they can be mixed to create a wide range of unique looks.
More to Come
The launch delivered so many early standouts that Four Hands has already locked in future collections to include outdoor and sustainably sourced styles. Several new designs are slated for winter, with even more to come in 2023.
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