design miami: maarten de ceulaer's transformations for FENDI design miami: maarten de ceulaer's transformations for FENDI
dec 11, 2012

design miami: maarten de ceulaer's transformations for FENDI

as part of the performance program at design miami/ 2012, FENDI presented ‘transformations’, their most recent collaboration with maarten de ceulaer. responding to the italian luxury brand’s visual identity and legacy of patterns and emblems which have strong modern influences, de ceulaer has developed a series of hand-made ‘leather plank’ modules reminiscent of pieces of lumber – combined with lacquered wood boards and tree stumps to form new furniture typologies.

maarten de ceulaer transformations fendi at design miamithe belgian designer’s hand-made leather modules are applied to lumber and tree trunksimage © designboom (also main image)

 

 

based-off FENDI’s signature ‘pequin’ motif, composed of large solid stripes, the belgian designer’s flat multicolored compositions are expressed through a three-dimensional installation which explores the boundaries between soft and hard; natural and man-made; organic and geometric; the luxurious and mundane. the resulting work is an environment  in which the ‘soft planks’ can be applied wherever desired – the gesture of implementing them the same as nailing a board to a tree – in which they collectively become a living pattern.

maarten de ceulaer transformations fendi at design miamifurniture composition expressing the way in which the modular leather elements can be appliedimage © designboom

maarten de ceulaer transformations fendi at design miamidetailimage © designboom

maarten de ceulaer transformations fendi at design miamiimage © designboom

maarten de ceulaer transformations fendi at design miamiup close look at the colored ‘leather planks’ which are based-off FENDI’s stripped pequin motifimage © designboom

maarten de ceulaer transformations fendi at design miamithe ‘leather planks’ can be applied to the lacquered wood boards and tree stumps the same way as one would nail a board to a treeimage © designboom

maarten de ceulaer transformations fendi at design miamithe combination of the multicolored modules and wooden elements creates a ‘living pattern’image © designboom

maarten de ceulaer transformations fendi at design miamimaarten de ceulaer with his ‘transformations’ project for FENDIimage courtesy of design miami/

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  • VERy goOd job,
    lovely………

    Despina

    kosmadopoulou despina says:

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