london design festival 2016: with HommeAge, studio 9191 finds beauty in imperfection
 
london design festival 2016: with HommeAge, studio 9191 finds beauty in imperfection
sep 18, 2016

london design festival 2016: with HommeAge, studio 9191 finds beauty in imperfection

 

london design festival: a new collection of coffee and side tables from studio 9191 is presented at the old truman brewery. ‘HommeAge’ follows the studio’s ongoing exploration into the textures and forms of the human body. this new collection finds its inspiration in the process of aging and is a reflection of the passage of time on our skin.

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the fibre glass base is coated in asphalt

 

 

studio 9191’s presentation comprises a series of limited edition coffee and side tables made from asphalt and fibre glass. common and undervalued materials have been repurposed and relocated in a new context. characteristics that are typically undesired or a sign of a ‘bad job’ in their traditional application become the focus of the collection, in a celebration of their imperfections.

london design festival 2016: with HommeAge, studio 9191 finds beauty in imperfection
the studio collaborates with local craftsmen

 

 

studio 9191 was designed to create extraordinary objects for ordinary use. innovative material treatments are at the core of the studio’s design ethos and are implemented to bold visual effect. limited edition designs are painstakingly constructed by hand, either in-house or in collaboration with the expert knowledge of local craftsmen. 

london design festival 2016: with HommeAge, studio 9191 finds beauty in imperfection
characteristics that are a sign of a ‘bad job’ in their traditional application become the focus of the collection

 london design festival 2016: with HommeAge, studio 9191 finds beauty in imperfection
studio 9191 aims to create extraordinary objects for everyday needs

london design festival 2016: with HommeAge, studio 9191 finds beauty in imperfection
common and undervalued materials have been repurposed and relocated in a new context

london design festival 2016: with HommeAge, studio 9191 finds beauty in imperfection
the effects of aging on the human body was the jumping off point for the collection

london design festival 2016: with HommeAge, studio 9191 finds beauty in imperfection
9191 use details of the human face to inform their design

 

 

 

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: peter corboy | designboom

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