The Future Perfect’s lastest collections nod to Soviet architecture, alchemy and light
May. 08, 2017
The Future Perfect kicked off Frieze New York and NYCxDesign with two collections: ‘Alchemy Turning into Gold’ by Tbilisi–based Rooms, and a new series of glass furniture and objects by Seattle artist John Hogan.
Rooms founders Keti Toloraia and Nata Janberdize salvaged 100-year-old wood from demolished houses in Georgia to create sculptural furniture with elements of handcraft work, Soviet architecture and celestial shapes. ‘We wanted to go back to our roots, so it is a mix of the spirit of the Soviet era and traditional aesthetics, but we also try to achieve a contemporary look,’ Toloraia and Janberdize say. The simple geometric chairs, tables and light fixtures in contrasting bright brass and dark stained wood blend past and present, evoking both manmade and natural structures, outer space and earth.
Georgia’s Emerging, Avant-Garde Designers to Know
Oct. 25, 2016
Strictly speaking, Nata Janberidze and Keti Toloraia began their creative collaboration in a vacuum. When they started designing objects and interiors a decade ago, fresh out of art school, their hometown Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, a small country on the Black Sea that spent much of the 20th century as part of the Soviet Union, had no creative community for two young designers to gain inspiration from, or any local market for the one-of-a-kind groundbreaking pieces they designed under the distinctly Western, purposefully plain name Rooms.
Finally, You Can Shop This Weirdly Awesome, Primitive Chic Collection Stateside
Aug. 05, 2016
Each year, we attend the Milan Furniture Fair, walking miles to hunt down the best furniture debuting in any given year. But most of the time, we end up never seeing some of our favorite pieces again, made as they are by European designers with little to no representation in the United States. Case in point: the amazing, primitive-chic furniture designed by Nata Janberidze and Keti Toloraia, the Georgian-based duo behind Rooms.
ROOMS designed “JUNGLE” interior for the Anouki Fashion house
Dec. 10, 2015
ROOMS’s jungle interior was designed for Anouki Fashion House on Tarkhnishvili street in Tbilisi. The deign was completed a few days ago. If you look at the shop windows from the street, it seems like a dense jungle and this greenery is definitely worth seeing among the concrete buildings. Colorful clothes are exhibited in the interior of the studio, which are visible beyond the “jungles” and remind you of colorful birds.