Holly Hunt Commemorates 40th Anniversary with an Innovative New Collection
Creative director Jo Annah Kornak conceived the HH40 array of furniture and lighting with a nod to the past but an eye toward future
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Holly Hunt, and to celebrate the milestone, the studio is releasing HH40, a boundary-pushing collection of 18 new pieces of furniture and lighting. Under the guidance of its executive creative director, Jo Annah Kornak, Holly Hunt Studio debuted architectural chandeliers like the Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired Strata, enveloping Dune sofa, and visually arresting Ripple side tables, which feature an undulating aluminum top cantilevered over a fluted marble base.
“Forty years is a huge milestone for Holly Hunt,” says Kornak. “The HH40 collection represents both where we’ve come from and where we’re going, with fresh design concepts that nod to our rich history while also setting the tone for our future. Each piece is rooted in our ethos and DNA of proportion, scale, materiality and craftsmanship.”
Indeed, the collection, first presented at the Holly Hunt flagship in New York, braves new ground for storied design brand. “The HH40 Collection ranges from refined and architectural to sensual and organic, representing a balance between the built and natural environments,” says Kornak. “The Tubac lounge chair is angular and structured and strategically uses negative space in both the frame and upholstered seat and back. The Ripple side table takes on a much more fluid shape, with striations on the hand-finished marble base that mimic those left in the sand by receding tides. One of my favorite components of these tables is the technical innovation shown in the jewel-toned anodized aluminum tops inspired by treasures found in the sea.”
Other standouts include the Petro drinks table, a sturdy bronze form that uses a wax casting process to capture the intricate striations of natural rock, as well as the visually arresting Monument sconce and gracefully angular Eon drawer cabinet.
See more photos of the collection below. A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2023 Fall Issue under the headline “Ripple Effect.” Subscribe to the magazine.