Nestled snugly in an old East End workshop that exudes Dickensian quaintness, Unto This Last is anything but retro. Unto This Last is named after the title of a book by John Ruskin, published in 1892, where he advocated a return to localised craftsman workshops and a backlash against the homogeneity and facelessness of industrialisation. Rather focusing on vintage influenced, ornate and highly decorative furniture, typical of the Brick Lane market and characteristic of the artisan, Unto This Last produces a distinctive range of birch plywood and laminate pieces, transforming raw materials into decidedly modern furniture.
If you love Scandinavian furniture brand Ikea’s clean, refined decidedly modern aesthetic, you will adore Unto This Last’s superior quality contemporary furniture with a beautifully fluid organic appearance that are bold enough to act as statement style pieces. Unto This Last is local craftsmanship at mass production prices, combining simple design with sophisticated computer software to craft modern cabinets, bookcases, chairs and beds.
An Unto This Last Undulating Wavy Bench costs £280 and a Unto This Last Floor Lamp £90.
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