atelier a1: galleria bonaparte exhibition
atelier a1: galleria bonaparte exhibition atelier a1: galleria bonaparte exhibition
may 25, 2009

atelier a1: galleria bonaparte exhibition

‘leaning’ wall storage by diane steverlynck made with wood and polyester fabric image © designboom

during milan design week 09 atelier a1 exhibited works at galleria bonaparte. the show organised by brussels export featured works by the belgian collective including designers; marina bautier, big game, benoit deneufbourg, nathalie dewez, diane steverlynck and sylvain willenz.

‘leaning’ is a series of low space consuming storage of which form and the function are determined by the pattern of the fabric and the weight of the wood. existing in numerous typologies and variations the bellow system allows the fabric to be folded like a fan when the storage is empty.

‘tight’ stool, ‘leaning’ wall storage by diane steverlynck and ‘pipeline’ lamps by benoit deneufbourgimage © designboom

‘pipeline’ lamps by benoit deneufbourg

in benoit deneufbourg ‘pipeline’ series of lamps, directional light sources are achieved with the use of steel tubes. the principle of formal reduction is technically resolved to lighten the production as much as possible. the design was based on rooftop chimneys.

‘tight stool’ by diane steverlynck made with wood and polyester thread image © designboom

tight stool is a wooden puzzle of legs and seat kept together with a colored thread.

‘tight stool’ by diane steverlynck

‘candy’ collection by sylvain willenz

candy exploits the potential of steel reinforcement bars for concrete structures. using a simple industrial coating process normally used in the marine industry, the unattractive steel bars are given a new identity. a high gloss polyester coating, applied to the textured bars gives off a multitude of highly bright reflections.

‘candy’ collection by sylvain willenz made with steel reinforcement bars image © designboom ‘candy’ collection by sylvain willenz made with steel reinforcement bars

‘candy’ collection by sylvain willenz

l: ‘lap shelving’ r: ‘fold’ chairs by marina bautier

l: ‘lap shelving’ r: ‘fold’ chairs by marina bautier image © designboom

‘lap’ is a simple and highly functional shelving unit comprising a solid oak frame and a variety of folded sheet metal components. the powder coated components include a bookshelf, a tray shelf, a deep box and a shallow box which drop into and overlap the frame. by adding an extension kit, the lap system can adapt to the particular needs of the user.

‘lap’ shelving by marina bautier solid oak and lacquered aluminium image © designboom

hung from the ceiling: ‘ellipse 1’ by nathalie dewez made with powder coated aluminium image © designboom

‘mobile’ by nathalie dewez made with powder coated aluminium image © designboom

nathalie dewez presented a new series of suspension and wall lights. the suspension light  has been concieved to illuminate a table or a desk. the wall lights celebrate the luminous line by a tl tube.

wall light by nathalie dewez image © designboom

‘diabolo’ by nathalie dewez white cotton fabric image © designboom

l: modular seating and ‘lap’ shelf by marina bautier c: ‘folded lamp’ by big gameimage © designboom

fold lamps by big game image © designboom

l: big game collection, 2008 r: 120° coathook by benoît deneufbourg image © designboom

120° coathook by benoît deneufbourg

mirror image © designboom

‘slide’  mirror by sylvain willenzimage © designboom

slide mirrors are based on simple graphic drawings, which play with reflection, perception and depth.

‘double’ mirror by diane steverlynckimage © designboom

double is a little oval mirror that creates a face to face of multiple references by using a simple technical operation. the front surface is flat and the double reflection is obtained with the cutting work on the other side of the mirror.

‘blur’ mirror by big game image © designboom

‘blur’ mirror is silkscreened with a white gradient that makes one reflection disappear gradually.

‘blur’ collection by big game

a vase, mirrors, three tables and four lamps play with the notion of blurriness

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