2014 sees the launch of the Hamel + Farrell Collection, developed in collaboration with the international brand Jean de Merry. Commissioned and curated by Thomas Hamel and designed by Dylan Farrell, their first range is launched in the United States and Australia showcasing ten statement pieces.
Working together, it became clear that there was a need for more couture objects that heralded a new generation’s ‘traditions’; a contemporary take on the likes of Leleu, Niemeyer, and Parzinger. This playful and animated nod to a more recent past results in engaging contradictions and visual poeticism -- purposeful designs created with the intent to exhibit a dreamscape quality.
Every design is an original thought developed in close collaboration with the world's most engaging artisans, comfortably combining age-old techniques with the most modern technologies available. Each item has its own fingerprint, whether it is the distinctiveness of hand-carved and hammered patterns, matchless three-dimensional forms, or unique timbers. The pieces are meant to engage the viewer thoughtfully as part of a considered interior. The designs employ tasteful methods that do not suggest gimmickry, fashioning heirloom items filled with undiluted personality. The collection is available through Jean de Merry in the U.S and Hamel + Farrell in Australia.