a collection of objects where each piece
is dependent on the one before
categories Processes, Machines & Their unique Results
Products and Furniture
‘morphosis’ exhibition at Schloss Hollenegg for Design
Inspired by how farmers keep parts of their crop for planting the seeds in the next season, and by botanical offsets that can be used to grow new plants. We applied the same principle to a design project. The result is the offsets series.
Felt fabric is slowly rolled into a tree-trunk shaped object with different colours giving it its own character. Once the object is finished, a section is cut off and forms the inner core of a new piece. The off-cut is wrapped again in layers of various coloured felt. From the second finished object, once again a piece is cut off and forms the starting point for the next object; and so on. Each piece is thus grown from the last one, in an ongoing series of unique objects, where each shape is defined by the previous off-cut. The emerging objects all have the same height and can be used as stools, seating poufs and small side tables.
Once an object is finished, a piece is cut off and forms the starting point for the next object. Each piece is thus grown from the last one, in an ongoing series of unique objects.
felt, snythetic felt, woodglue,
oak, laquered plywood
dimensions & weight
#1 40 x 33 x 42 cm & 12,8 kg
#2 61 x 76 x 42 cm & 45,2 kg
#3 41 x 58 x 42 cm & 25,3 kg
#4 43 x 44 x 42 cm & 16,6 kg
#5 40 x 37 x 42 cm & 16,9 kg
#6 42 x 49 x 42 cm & 27,7 kg
Bernd van Riel, Elisa Polner