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WORDS | KARA TOWN


Abel Sloane is best known as a furniture dealer (and restorer) specialising in twentieth century pieces. In recent years Sloane has partnered with Ruby Woodhouse and together they make up the London-based practice, 1 9 3 4. As partner and collaborator, Woodhouse has been influential is expanding the 1 9 3 4 model to include both interior styling and curation, lending her eye and photographic prowess to the mix.

Some time ago, the duo also launched their sister-site 1 9 3 4 SMALLS, where together they curate and photograph various smaller design objects; respectfully taking cues from photographers of the early twentieth century.

In recent months, the two have been pursuing various research projects, and their first book on furniture designer Gerald Summers, titled THE SIMPLE HEART OF PLYWOOD, is soon to be released:

"Taking the title from the words of Gerald Summers, our book hopes to shed light on the subject of plywood furniture produced by Makers of Simple Furniture – company founded by Summers and his wife Marjorie (officially in 1931)."

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CHAIR 611, ALVAR AALTO, OY HUONEKALU-JA RAKENNUSTYÖTEHDAS, 1929

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OAK AND TUBULAR STEEL DESK, ANON, UK, 1930S

PLYWOOD ARMCHAIRS, ERNÖ GOLDFINGER, LONDON, 1995

HALLWAY CHAIR 51, ALVAR AALTO, HKT KORHONEN, FINLAND C.1932

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DESIGN, INTERIORKara Town