ae office's HAUS is a modular storage unit that can adopt various configurations

ae office's HAUS is a modular storage unit that can adopt various configurations

ae office presents warm regards at alcova

 

Berlin-based design studio Ae Office presents Warm Regards, an exhibition bringing together works inspired by the different locality of Jeju Island and Berlin at Alcova during Milan Design Week 2024. Held in a maid’s room in the historic Villa Bagatti Valsecchi just outside of Milan, the exhibition featured the debut of HAUS, a modular storage unit inspired by traditional wooden furniture juxtaposed with psychedelic imagery of Berlin. Versatile and adaptable, it can be configured in endless ways, transforming from a wall shelf to a container, basket, table, and more.

ae office's HAUS is a modular storage unit that can adopt various configurations
all images courtesy of Ae Office

 

 

haus: a modular storage unit inspired by diverse localities

 

HAUS, drawing on the beautiful chaos of Berlin, is inspired by the combination of German wooden furniture and disorganized surfaces that can be easily found in the city. As such its modules are neither right-angled nor square. Composed of U- and I-shapes and made in two sizes, they are made by bending flexible plywood, a building material often used to create curved structures thanks to its lightweight and flexible properties.

 

Ae Office conceived the two modules to be assembled with each other’s wooden dowels, and when combined, the layered images of natural wood intertwine to form an unexpected visual relationship. Their surfaces are veneered with different types of natural wood such as oak, mahogany, sycamore, and birch, and cut into organic patterns.

ae office's HAUS is a modular storage unit that can adopt various configurations
Warm Regards exhibition at Alcova during Milan Design Week 2024

 

 

Ae Office, a design studio dedicated to furniture, products, space, and creative direction, led by Hee Choi and Myungnyun Kim, is based on a nomadic journey that took them from Seoul to the volcanic island of Jeju and now to Berlin. Aiming to deliberately immerse themselves in unfamiliar environments to explore the unique context and materials of each place, they believe that the naturalness of objects comes from a reflection of the context, expression, and native materials of the region.

ae office's HAUS is a modular storage unit that can adopt various configurations
HAUS, a modular storage unit inspired by traditional wooden furniture

ae office's HAUS is a modular storage unit that can adopt various configurations
versatile and adaptable, it can be configured in endless ways

ae office's HAUS is a modular storage unit that can adopt various configurations
inspired by the different locality of Jeju Island and Berlin

ae office's HAUS is a modular storage unit that can adopt various configurations
Composed of U- and I-shape modules and made in two sizes, they are made by bending flexible plywood

ae office's HAUS is a modular storage unit that can adopt various configurations
layered images of natural wood intertwine to form an unexpected visual relationship

haus
their surfaces are veneered with different types of natural wood

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haus

haus

 

 

project info:

 

name: HAUS
designer: Ae Office
program: Milan Design Week

dates: April 15 to 21, 2024

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: ravail khan | designboom

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