Our beautifully against the grain bespoke furniture company has launched its first collection, inspired by Scotland’s overlooked architecture and landscapes.
While thousands of residents and tourists fill the streets of Scotland’s capital and the moors and machairs of its coastline this August, Fisk has launched its first furniture collection based on the everyday, often overlooked details of our architectural and cultural surroundings so many of us might walk straight past.
The collection of twelve pieces includes the Giles rug inspired by the grilles beneath the windows of the Bank of Scotland headquarters on the Mound in the capital; an elegant Circus cabinet inspired by the graceful Georgian crescents of James Gillespie Graham’s Randolph Crescent, Ainslie Place and Moray Place in Edinburgh; a Playfair cabinet evoking Edinburgh’s neo-Classical architecture and its world-renowned purveyor, William Henry Playfair; and our New Town rug, subtly referencing James Craig’s acclaimed New Town plan designed for Edinburgh in 1767, and celebrating its 250th anniversary this year. Elsewhere in our collection a Punk sofa riffs on the genre’s appropriation of classic Scottish textiles and patterns, with its feature buckles and leather and stud detailing.
We are not just inspired by urban design and culture, but by the evocative and rugged landscapes of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands. The Fisk Staffa cabinet reflects the incredible basalt columns of the island, its irregularly columned, off-centre doors opening to reveal a smoked glass. The striking Rannoch chaise boasts dappled curly sheepskin upholstery reclining over natural antler legs, reminiscent of the moorlands of the Scottish Highlands, and an Arran and Skye chair draw similarly unique design inspiration from their environments.
We are thrilled to unveil these beautiful pieces.