Once we first ran a narrative on Brigitte Owers-Buccianti eye-catching Formosa stand in 2020, the headline was: ‘This Wiggly Coatstand Can Be Something You Need It To Be’. Eighteen months later, that’s nonetheless the underlying function of all Brigitte’s designs, created below her enterprise identify, Actual Non-Actual.
Centered on multi-functionality and making versatile design items that look nice, Brigitte’s designs mix quite a few items of furnishings in a single. Her signature Formosa, constructed from seven metres of bent powder-coated metal and a conical cement base, for instance, may very well be a hat-stand, coat-rack, towel rail, bedside desk or all the above. For an unique assortment for Trendy Instances, Brigitte fused the Formosa stand with the Méta bench so as to add a seating element to the already multi-purpose piece.
Brigitte shares a workshop in Coburg North with a guitar luthier, a knife maker and two woodworkers. That is