Today’s furniture industry mostly uses an array of holes and metal pins to bring the boards of a shelf or cabinet into a certain height. Upstairs proposes a new structure
to attach the boards to different levels. The stair-like construction of the cabinet body is holding the massive oak boards. From below to above the surface of the boards becomes larger, accenting the top as platform of presentation or temporary tray. Designed for ex-t.
Rubber Lamp is created by the interest in the in and outside of products. The table lamp consists of two parts: the construction inside (flexible steel rod, switch and electricity components) and the heat resistant silicone outside. The cover protects the inner components and gives the lamp an organic and warm attitude. The shape of the lamp preserves the original form because there is no reason to change the anonymous designed shape. Photos by Alexander Böhle.
The room divider Barrier consists of a functional metal structure and a covering textile. This construction gives users the possibility to take off the textile and wash it in the machine. Furthermore the light construction gives the opportunity to carry it away to change space. If requested the textile can be taken off, then the steel tube construction can be used as a clothes rail.
signs are learnt signs, which we need to communicate in
the traffic. All humans that move on the street need to know this
symbols. The one way mirror use it's language to transform a traffic
into a simple fixable and turnable wall mirror. Designed for details.
Following the example of brick-laying the Brick Table is made of bricks, laid on top of each other, generating volume. In this case the result is a side table. Both table top and the pallet-like base subconstruction of the 40 kg object are made of a yellow cladding board. According to building sites PU foam is applied to agglutinate both materials. The bricks themselves are joined by cement mortar. Hand lacquered, the table is obtainable in two versions: The first variant has a yellow table top and base, the bricks are white, the joints grey. The second variant is completely yellow. The Brick Table was developed for and is obtainable at the Paris gallery Artisan Social Designer.
In forests and villages we encounter many utility objects crafted out of tree trunks. Usually the language of these elementary products is formed due to pragmatic reasons. To our industrial informed society these sylvan items often appear rough and solid but also idyllic and indigenous. The structural handling, the transformation, the involvement of the symbolic power of these objects built the core process of developing the Forest Chair. Presented in a limited edition of 12 pieces by Gallery S. Bensimon.
Four metal brackets, four wooden rods, four wooden sections, four plastic tracks, four plastic plugs and a table top – these fragments interlock one after another to form a table. Each individual component is set in accordance to its particular qualities and stands in a carefully designed connection to the next one. Thus each individual part receives the same importance as the total product and the same importance as the relation between the single components.
18 hooks wind their way around a metal rod that is embedded in a round steel base. The coat stand Hook-up saves space and also material: Since all basic components are threaded they themselves serve as the connecting elements. The hooks are screwed in the rod, and the rod is screwed in the metal base. Producer: ex-t
The drain or plunger is an item, which, though it receives little attention, is actually extremely useful. Rubber Table adopts its idiosyncratic aesthetic and transfers it into a new environment. The rubber plunger has become a table leg – setting in motion a new way of looking at this ambivalent object. Manufactured with dyed foam rubber the color and the surface feel of the original object are preserved.
Especially in Germany the beer bench meets with universal approval. The frame of the beer bench recalls memories of the festival tent or the party in the garden. With the High Shelf this frame is used to bring a simple shelf to a user-friendly height. While retaining the typical colour the resulting product shows the frame of the beer bench from a new perspective and thereby underlinesits associative quality.
Primarily in forests and villages, conventional wooden benches are a common phenomenon. Crafted from untreated tree trunks, every one of them is handmade and unique. Inspired by the honesty and simplicity of this man-made object, this is a bench that in terms of appearance, shape and materials retains the fundamental qualities of the traditional wooden bench. An optimized, standardized processing technique reinterprets the wooden bench and gives it access to the urban environment.
Available at Outdoorz Gallery.
Cola Sugar Glass
Alcohol, sugar, caffeine, nicotine: ingredients we consume more or less consciously to influence our sense of well-being. And often we do not realize how much we consume where or when; at least we seldom think about it. Coke Sugar Glass quantifies what most people know, but prefer to ignore.
Benchchair clearly takes its inspiration from the famous Monobloc Chair but puts the associations that any chair evokes into a new context. Its curved shape is contorted into a voluminous body, thereby creating an abstract space, such that observers are confronted with a transformed hybrid. Manufactured in fibreglass, the Benchchair is available in a limited Edition of 12 pieces
at Outdoorz Gallery.