It felt like IDS all over again when I popped into Toronto’s Fiber Living last week and stumbled upon the jaw-dropping work of Mexican design firm Pirwi. Fiber’s Ansis Kalnins told me the furnishings had just arrived from Mexico City and hadn’t been on the floor a week yet so what you’re seeing here is literally fresh off the truck. It’s also a Canadian exclusive for Fiber.
Pirwi’s designers are focused on sustainable materials and practices and they combine the latest computerized cutting technology with old-fashioned hand bending and finishing to craft tables, chairs and case goods that look and feel truly innovative. Constructed mostly of plywood, the designs are skeletal, geometric and absolutely beautiful.
Pricey, too, as you might expect from products this leading edge. The Hiab dining table above is tagged at $2,860 and the dining chairs are $820 each. Only the large, sculptural bookcase below was priced ($1,900) but ooh la la, that’s a lot of look. The Flex bench in the lead pic is $900 and the Flex coffee table is $2,525. The laminated plywood pieces are all available in six different veneers.
My photos really don’t do the work justice so visit Priwi’s website to see the products shot in their best light. If I had money to burn I’d burn some at Fiber and I’d be sitting pretty in Pirwi.