Bea Pernia’s new collection, ATUS, is a sculptural collection that mixes natural stone and wood into functional abstractions of the human world. The pieces suggest the primal and the structured, finding form in graceful collisions.
The stone — generally marble — has the appearance of being freshly quarried, and but for a bit of polish and a little manipulation might’ve been derived entirely from the accidental. The wood — generally beautiful — has been engineered into the proper lines necessary for each piece’s unique function.
Taken as a set, ASUS could furnish a living room, office, den, dining room and even a kid’s room with a dash of the contemporary primal. Especially attractive are the chaise lounge, desk and round dining table. Woods at work in the line include teak and oak.