Julia Krantz is one of the most exciting interior designers working in wood
today. Trained as an architect, Ms. Krantz creates from the wood of her native
Brazilian rainforests. That her designs seem to emerge from the woods
themselves, rather than pre-drawn concepts, makes Ms. Krantz's work so fresh
and captivating, it's almost mesmerizing.
Ms. Krantz, a devoted conservationist, uses only wood from managed forests
to create her furniture and accessory designs, producing each design in very
limited quantities, and utilizing native foresters (Forest
Stewardship Council) to gather and cut each piece. She clearly loves working
in her medium, and she pays tribute to it with each composition.
The task here is not writing about Julia Krantz's designs, it's choosing
only 10 to share with you. They can speak for themselves.
1. Julia Krantz Lounge Chairs: Suave Armchair
Here, the same design, in a lighter shade of the same wood. was shown at Miami Design 'O8 (DeZeen)
2. Julia Krantz Tables: Baum
3. Julia Krantz Chairs: Tripé Chair
4. Julia Krantz Chairs: Bigorna Bench
5. Julia Krantz Tables: Sticks Table