September 29, 2021 (Austin, Texas) — Four Hands, the leading global designer and wholesaler of home furnishings, announced today the launch of a new lifestyle collection with renowned designer Thomas Bina. This collaboration is the continuation of a longstanding relationship between the two spanning almost 15 years and will feature the first upholstery collaboration Bina has designed for Four Hands. Driven by Brazilian design, Thomas Bina for Four Hands is set to debut at High Point Market on October 16-20, 2021, with plans to extend the partnership past the launch.
“We’re intentional and selective about who we partner with and felt that our collaboration with Thomas Bina not only brought something new to Four Hands but also allowed us to be true to who we are as a company,” says Adam Dunn, Four Hands Creative Director. “Bina’s design influences are rooted in nature and even though some styles will have a modern format or profile, they’re made with soft, reclaimed-looking materials that give it the air of age and nostalgia consumers have been seeking throughout the pandemic.”
For this new collection, Bina worked alongside Brazilian designer Ronald Sasson to create pieces featuring sculptural curves and negative space that feel both relevant and timeless. Inspired by their global travels, the two designers worked with new material combinations, such as concrete and wood, weaving Brazilian design elements throughout to create sophisticated, relaxed pieces. Thomas Bina for Four Hands will focus on bringing a unique design perspective, incorporating compelling craftsmanship with a combination of hard and soft materials to create an elevated juxtaposition that exudes luxury. 20+ pieces to include dining tables, end tables, coffee tables, nightstands, dressers, and seating.
“Discovering new materials is what inspires me the most,” says Thomas Bina. “It’s when I see a new material and get to know it that my imagination comes alive.” Each piece of material in the collection was hand-selected for a specific purpose, such as using knotty woods and wrinkly fabric to show movement.
“Four Hands and I share the same aesthetic, and it's been a pleasure to bring this collection to life. It's a natural partnership with mutual respect and trust. In a business sense, we see eye to eye and have always supported each other,” says Bina. “Different from prior collaborations, we’ve taken a more modern sculptural take with a heavier focus on upholstery, making this one of the best collaborations I’ve ever done.”
Thomas Bina for Four Hands highlights include:
Marley Sofa and Chair
Featuring generous seating, the Marley sofa and chair feature a soft-edged plinth base that cleverly wraps the back. The Marley pieces offer livable luxury elements such as their upholstery made with a high-performance fabric exclusive to Four Hands that causes spills to bead up on the top surface for easy care and cleaning.
Gareth Swivel Chair
‘80s inspiration brought to modern speed, the 360-swivel Gareth Chair is an inflated silhouette with Brazilian detailing featuring a voluminous seating style in a light grey 100% recycled performance fabric or a hand-selected top-grain leather with luxurious softness and supple character.
Branon Dining Chair
Made from 100% recycled performance fabric, the Branon Dining Chair is a sleek and modern armless, cantilever-style seating option supported by a slim, airy base of brushed bronze iron. A great seating option for a mixed-material-driven dining space.
Thomas Bina for Four Hands will debut at the 2021 High Point Market at the Four Hands High Point Showroom located at 211 East Commerce Ave, Showplace Suite #4101, High Point, NC 27260. Beginning October 12, the new collection will be available online at Marketplace.fourhands.com for current Four Hands customers. For more information on how to become a trade customer, visit fourhands.com/To-the-Trade/Become-a-Customer. For retail consumers, please visit fourhands.com/Where-to-Buy/Find-a-Dealer to find a nearby retail store. Explore the latest styles in our Look Book by visiting fourhands.com/products/latest.
ABOUT FOUR HANDS
Based in Austin, Texas, Four Hands is the leading global designer and wholesaler of trendsetting lifestyle home furnishings. They have earned a reputation for expertly blending styles, materials, and textures from diverse corners of the world to create distinct pieces for the home. Receiving numerous recognitions and accolades for their business acumen, including ranking in the Inc. 5000 list 13 times, Four Hands is one of the most dynamic companies in the furniture industry today. Founded in Austin in 1996, the business has grown to include offices in China, India, Vietnam, Mexico, Indonesia, and the United States, with showrooms in High Point, North Carolina, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Austin, Texas. Through their international presence, Four Hands has a finger on the pulse of how the world is shaping the way we decorate our dwellings. The company enthusiastically supports the growing needs of large retail chains, as well as independent regional stores and interior designers. Introducing 1,500 styles yearly across multiple categories, customers have access to more than 4,000 design-forward products from over 50 collections, spanning all home furnishing categories—from living and dining room, to art and lighting, and everything in between. www.fourhands.com
For more than two decades, Thomas Bina, founder of Bina Design, has blazed an unconventional path as one of the world’s most prescient innovators of conscious design. His inspired blend of evocative raw materials and bold structural motifs reflects a seeker’s DNA ingrained in every period of his acclaimed career. The Bina Design creed of juxtaposing materials, rough and refined, organic braced with mid-century proportions has created a narrative of authenticity and longevity that nurtures the nomadic spirit.