tervhivatal: substitute collection
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jul 29, 2011
tervhivatal: substitute collection


‘substitute collection’ by tervhivatal
images by attila vigh

zsanett benedek and daniel lakos of hungarian design practice tervhivatal have created ‘substitute collection’:
this five-piece series reuses antique curved case doors and carved furniture legs, contrasting them with modern
white elements made from lacquered MDF boards. the resulting hybrids subvert the original components’
functions and proportions to create new forms with qualities of an objet trouvé.

the designers explain:
‘although these parts still bear classical elegance and handmade quality, the antique fragments are quite
inexpensive, 50 euros at the flea market. the new additions represent today’s prefabricated materials and
simplified technology. together, these two elements create a new composition.’

the furniture collection will be presented in september at budapest design week.


designers daniel lakos and zsanett benedek of tervhivatal

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