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  • Dec. 01st - Dec. 05th 2021
    new project

    Design Miami: our new installation "embodied nature" commissioned by Maison Perrier-Jouët will be unveiled!
    An artistic experience to nurture sensibility to the living world

    Design Miami / 2021

  • Nov. 11th - Nov. 14th 2021
    curiosity cloud

    an updated "curiosity cloud" for Maison Perrier Jouët is on show at the 8th West Bund Art & Design fair in Shanghai. We are very happy that our collaboration with Perrier Jouët continues and insects flutter again at West Bund Art Center:
    2555 Long Teng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China

    Westbund

  • Oct. 22nd - Oct. 31st 2021
    new project

    DESIGN ART TOKYO: First stop of our new collaboration 'I am Nature'with maison Perrier Jouet dealing about biodiversity.
    to be shown at Gyre.Food

    Design Art Tokyo

  • June 12th - Jan 9th 2022
    exhibition

    Our commissioned 'riparian cloud' is on show at the "Heimaten" exhibition at the MK&G Hamburg. The exhibition is curated by Amelie Klein

    MK&G Hamburg

  • Nov. 4th - Dec. 12th 2021
    exhibition

    "MADE IN: Crafts — Design Narratives", a Travelling Exhibition stops in Schneeberg Germany including our project 'ratio' executed in collaboration with the stonemason Beno Ogrin.

    Schneeberg

  • ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna

    MAK Design Lab

framed

celebrates the fabric by framing it

framed for Kvadrat’s Hallingdal 65 – Project, celebrates and highlights the classic Hallingdal 65 fabric by framing it. Several sheets of fabric are clamped within wooden frames and form colourful elements of furniture, like the backside of a shelf or the upholstery of a bench. Since the fabric itself is very beautiful, it is kept as pure as possible and held in position through pressure and friction. Using pressure and friction has the advantage of easy changeability, as the fabrics can be swapped without complicated handling. Moreover it allows complete disassembly in all different material components for recycling. Grey is chosen for the wooden structure to ensure that the fabrics are the only colourful ingredients for the furniture. Like in a three dimensional collage the pieces of cloth are roughly positioned in a light and playful way. The resulting interior objects emphasize the used fabric as the main component and allow flexible arrangements of layers and colours.

main image above – image credit: Angela Moore for Kvadrat

concept sketch

framed bench for kvadrat

detail of the bench
image credit: Angela Moore

framed uses pressure and friction in order to allow flexible arrangements
and easy disassembly into all different components.

 

some smaller models

working on the colour selection and combination

refining colour selection

making of prototypes

  • material

     

     

    Kvadrat Hallingdal fabric, oak, grey varnish

     

     

  • dimensions

    the final size depending on the length of the fabric

     

    wall shelves varying from

    40 x 30 x 15 cm up to 80 x 32 x 15 cm

     

    bench: 120 x 44 x 46 cm
    stool: 56 x 44 x 46 cm

  • curated by

    Hans Maier-Aichen

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