from planks to bowls

Four women who met in Industrial Design school decided to form a business, and now they offer their design creations, combining function with a whimsical sense of artistry.

Loyal Loot CollectiveLog Bowls, Loyal Loot Collective, designer Doha Chebib

The bowls are hand-made from a variety of species of salvaged trees, one of a kind functional objects of art. I think they would be interesting mounted on the wall as a pop art installation, as well as using them on a tabletop to hold something special.

This Canadian group of friends consists of artist/designers Doha Chebib, Carmen Douville, Dara Humniski and Anna Thomas.  They work both collaboratively and individually to create artwork for everyday life.

Loyal Loot CollectiveLog Bowls, Loyal Loot Collective, designer Doha Chebib

I absolutely love the metallic colors in the selection above. They were featured in 2008 in the Radiant Dark exhibition in Toronto.

Loyal Loot CollectiveLog Bowls, Loyal Loot Collective, designer Doha Chebib

I prefer the rougher textured bark, pieces coming from the natural forest contrasting so nicely with the smooth, contemporary color within.

Loyal Loot CollectiveMonsieur Dressup coat hangers, designer Anna Thomas

Their simple, elegant style stands out in a cluttered world.  It reminds me of Danish products and architecture, with its plain, natural, clean lines. Visit their website to see more: www.loyalloot.com

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