I started following Eric quite a while ago, when I stumbled upon his Instagram.
Eric Trine started designing furniture in 2008 as a DYI hobby that has turned into a very successful brand. The Studio focuses on furniture and product design for the home and commercial clients. The design studio is based in Long Beach, California.
I find these pieces refreshing and very cool. But most importantly they are not pretentious, but good design with a really good finish. The pot stands and structures are very interesting. I look forward to an outdoor collection.
Last week I went to Grow London, a show that has been running for three years featuring contemporary design for the garden, and I was surprised to find Eric there. I actually thought to myself that I had seen the pieces somewhere else, without realising that I see them regularly on Instagram.
The Column Planters, launched at Grow London, are some of my favourite pieces. They have a zinc plated drip tray incorporated into the stand (rust resistant).
This was his first time exhibiting in the UK, and I hope this ended up being a successful show. I know it is quite difficult to trade in Europe being a small business from the other side of the pond. But I am sure that this was only the first step until we start hearing more about Eric in London.
Some other interesting pieces:
We have been thinking about going to California for quite a while, so I look forward to visiting the studio if we manage to fit that trip in any time soon.