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modern design young guns 2014 Aaron Probyn orb barware
Probyn's Orb barware set for Crate & Barrel.
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Orb bar tools for Crate & Barrel.
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modern design young guns 2014 Aaron Probyn knives
Probyn designed these Flint knives for Habitat in 2007.
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modern design young guns 2014 Aaron Probyn flatware
Normann cutlery for Normann Copenhagen.
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modern design young guns 2014 Aaron Probyn rim clock
Rim clock for Habitat.
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modern design young guns 2014 Aaron Probyn
British designer Aaron Probyn started his career by refurbishing midcentury housewares and selling them in London's Portobello Market.
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modern design young guns 2014 Aaron Probyn orb barware
Probyn's Orb barware set for Crate & Barrel.

Enterprising British designer Aaron Probyn crafts minimalist kitchenware for mega-retailers like West Elm and Habitat. “It’s important for me to pair up with the right manufacturers, as the execution is crucial to the end result,” he says. Originally a carpenter, Probyn began exploring design by refurbishing midcentury housewares and selling them in London’s Portobello Market. Using the proceeds, he went to Kingston University, then landed a short stint with Habitat under Tom Dixon and another with Conran before establishing his own studio. Crate & Barrel approached him to create Orb barware, a collection of organic, slightly mismatched metal pieces. His latest endeavor skews a bit larger than the tabletop: He built a house for his family.

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