‘muscle’, 2009 by alexandre moronnoz
steel, zinc coat & heat-lacquered paint finish
french designer alexandre moronnoz has created a series of urban furniture made
from metal and timber. the pieces include ‘muscle’, ‘Y’ and ‘interferences’.
like the fibrous tendons of a muscle, its metal blades compress and stretch to maintain
rigidity that is convivial and dynamic. as in ‘interférence’, movement is caught in tension
by repeating a sequence in metal.
retified timber with no surface treatment, external resistance. digitally milled.
‘Y’ is a prototype for furnishing parks and gardens that grew out of VIA project assistance
grant in 2006. a standard Y-shaped piece ( 3 limbs = 3 different postures) proposes continual
movement in which the repetition of a module in wood serves a form.
the insistent structure of this piece scanned in metal suggests the rhythm of a volt-meter
registering the pulse of the city – it is an industrial electrocardiogram.
steel, laser-cut, folded & welded. zinc electroplate & epoxy paint finish