Annex Table by Joe Doucet
Annex is a signed and numbered edition commissioned by the Shop at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Made completely of hand-honed marble, the tables use only gravity to securely join them together.
"The contradiction between the notion of self-assembly and such a luxury material was the point of the pieces – a high-value piece of furniture, with almost no waste and delivered in the most efficient form possible."
"I chose an Arabesque white marble, as the subtle change in grain direction accentuates the support tabs which form the X shape on top of the tables,"
"The sheets are milled to a precise thickness, then water-jet cut, and then hand-honed. I wanted each piece to have a specific texture that I likened to touching the leg of Michelangelo's David."
The tables were unveiled during New York Design Week, that took place May 2014.
Photography by Kendall Mills
// Muller van Severen
"Muller van Severen" is another great design export from Belgium.
The design of Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen, who are also both practicing as visual artists, is something in between art and furniture. They call it a 'furniture project'.The duo met in Gent, where Fien was studying photography and Hannes plastics. No wonder their collections can be seen as pieces of art and remind of sculptural objects.
The furniture is made of a thin wire structure, that frames the sculpture and has a transparent character. Like 'drawings in a space' thats how the designer like to call it. The minimalistic use of material and construction leads to clear forms and an own timeless aesthetic.
We are pretty sure that we will hear a lot more about their great designs in the future!
If you are also in love with their work, try to step by the new exhibition of their design at Gallery Valerie_Traan in Antwerp till 25 of October!
photography by Muller van Severen