Minimalist, Mid-Century Modern Furniture By Glasgow-Based Studio Instrmnt Applied Design


A stylish mid-century inspired daybed is Glasgow studio Instrmnt Applied Design (I—AD)’s first foray into furniture design. In addition, the studio has now released a pair of sleek walnut and oak lounge chairs, hand-built by local manufacturers.

The focus of I—AD lies in creating industrial pieces with an emphasis on quality, simplicity, and attainability. The daybed features a low-lying platform constructed from solid American walnut, with a modular end section that can be used as a magazine rack, a raised table, or it can be removed completely and replaced with one of the upholstered wool cushions. “It’s a truly multi-functional piece, easily adaptable for different uses depending on the users’ needs,” explains the studio. The piece was designed in collaboration with Edinburgh-based craftsman and furniture maker Namon Gaston, as an “intriguing focal point in the neutral environment of [the studio’s] store.”

Also featured is the Lounge Chairs, which were built in collaboration with furniture maker Lewis Macleod. Made to order in a highly limited edition, the chair can be specified in either American Walnut or Scottish Oak. Three divergent textiles options are available; grey Melton wool, tan calf leather, or forest green Italian bouclé, the latter of which the studio says evokes the mid-century aesthetic of Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé. “The most striking feature is subtle: a small removable plinth extending on a stainless steel arm, bolted to the left hand side of each chair,” the studio continues. “Its bevelled hardwood top is large enough for a coffee cup or book and neatly adds an additional level of functionality, something which runs through much of our work.”


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