Béton Brut

Hackney Wick in East London is home to Béton Brut, an up-and-coming modern design store and gallery space curated by furniture dealers Sophie Pearce and Augustus Greaves. The store specializes in architect-led design from the twentieth century, with a broad collection offering 1920s Finnish bentwood chairs by Alvar Aalto, alongside postmodern statement desks from the 1980s by Superstudio. The vastly different eras in furniture at Béton Brut are unified by a singular architectural aesthetic, the purity of line and form.