Referred to as “the design world’s A-team” by The Times of London: Scott Fellows, a Harvard MBA, is the fashion creative director who transformed the Swiss firm Bally. Craig Bassam is an architect whose career started with Bruce Eeles, a disciple of Marcel Breuer, before heading to Greece to study the classics. Together they are BassamFellows. Their desk and bath accessories (2008) are made from leftover pieces that come from making products like their Tractor Stool. Referred to as their “Soft Series,” this modular system is designed for supreme functionality. The gently turned edges define the collection (thus, the “soft” name) and make it easy to retrieve objects from the slightly scooped interiors. They are carved from solid walnut and finished with a wipe-on oil and sealer. Because of the natural variations of walnut, every accessory is unique. Made in U.S.A.
Solid American black walnut.
Short Box: H 2.25" W 5.25" D 5.5" Long Box: H 2.25" W 10.5" D 5.5" Organizing Tray: H .5" W 18.5" D 6.5"
"Luxury has to be comfortable and has to be easy," says Scott Fellows, half of the superstar design team BassamFellows. Fellows, a Harvard MBA and creative director, is credited with the complete makeover of Swiss fashion house Bally. His business partner, Craig Bassam, is an architect and designer whose career started with Bruce Eeles, the Australian architect who worked with Marcel Breuer. From Eeles, Bassam learned to emphasize nature's relationship to design. Together Bassam and Fellows have created Craftsman Modern, a new design movement that focuses traditional modernist principles honest materials, solid construction, utility, beauty without elaboration alongside warmth and natural materials, believing that nature is a key part of luxury living. "My work," says Bassam, "is all about merging the rationality and clarity of modernism with the warmth and texture of nature." ... Read more >