Furniture of the Fogo Island Inn
Connecting to hospitality and its import on the island, the project attempts to preserve local heritage, foster the arts, and to stimulate an entrepreneurial culture of art and design as well as international dialogue.
The furniture and textile pieces featured in the book, which are inventive and resourceful in their use of regional materials, respond to the unique environment of Fogo Island. Categorized under themes such as traditional, minimal, tactile, functional, pattern, and fancy, each function as both object and artifact. As a point of exchange and means toward self-sufficient community building, this project also serves as a model for resistance against the homogenization in design by focusing on a particular place and time that is expressed through form, color, and material. The book includes a text by Joseph Kellner about the project, and an essay by Walter W. Peddle on the history and development of vernacular furniture design in Newfoundland. Language: English