Daphna Laurens Studio’s Objet D’Art Combines Functionality With Artistic Expressionism

Daphna Laurens design studio was founded in Eindhoven in 2008 by Daphna Isaacs and Laurens Manders, both of whom graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2006 and 2008. The studio’s stylistic research is geared towards art and experimentation, both in the search for new forms as in the use of materials, with the aim of turning everyday products into objet d’art that have their own distinctive identity.

Grid plank by Daphna Laurens
Grid plank by Daphna Laurens

The artifacts created by Daphna Laurens seem to be hybrids, presenting themselves as versatile solutions that combine functionality and art expressiveness, even in an attempt to reveal the extraordinariness of everyday rituals through their use.

The ‘Cirkel’ pieces shown below draws its form from the circle and curve. The humorous, anthropomorphic series is comprised of a mirror, floor lamp, wall lamp and coffee table. The works are the result of a manipulation of shape, resulting in a fantastical circular series.

The studio, which presents new series of furnishings seasonally, has presented its work at the Galerie Gosserez in Paris, the Krehký Gallery and the Krehký Mikulov Art Design Festival in the Czech Republic, having also taken part in the “Trading Places. See the Daphna Laurens Studio website for pricing and the latest design series.

Bespoke Furniture Designer John Dufficy Opens New Gallery In San Francisco.

John Dufficy worked as a carpenter for over twenty years before moving into the bespoke furniture business.  And for the last ten years the Irish born, San Francisco-based artist has been designing and manufacturing his own unique line of one-of-a-kind pieces that function as both art and interior design.

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Dufficy is known for his avoidance of straight lines and his preference to blend different types of wood to create beautiful and durable pieces. John specializes in the blending of different species of wood through composite building with the use of multiple inlays which he marries to the gently curved lines.


In addition to his seasonal line, John Dufficy offers client services for interior design furnishing, upon request.

John Dufficy lives and works in San Francisco and has recently opened a gallery.

John Dufficy
2164 Market St.
San Francisco, Ca 94124
Open Tue — Fri 2pm–7.30
Sat — Sun  11am — 7pm