minale maeda: blueprint
minale maeda: blueprint minale maeda: blueprint
jan 10, 2011

minale maeda: blueprint

‘blueprint’ detail photo credit: bas helbers

‘blueprint’ by rotterdam-based minale-maeda (mario minale and kuniko maeda) is a contemporary flat-pack chest of drawers. the furniture object is comprised of a wooden frame with a removable silken top cover that is decorated by embroidered sections of blueprints displaying the chest’s construction.

photo credit: bas helbers

minale-maeda wanted to make a furniture piece that fit into our contemporary nomadic lifestyles, while at the same time utilizing traditional craft techniques. in the case of ‘blueprint’, the ‘upholstery’ not typical of a ‘hard’ object, acts as the chest’s outer structure – the textile being a fitting choice as blueprints were initially drawn on thin fabric.

‘blueprint’ with cover on (left) and with the cover off (right)

detail of ‘blueprint’ which displays the chest’s construction in embroidery

making of the cover

photo credit: bas helbers

‘blueprint’ model

in a way, the textile covering is meant to be seen as a projection, an image of itself…

  • looks nicer without the cover

    portion says:
  • I love Minale Maeda’s work … i’ve seen some limited edition pieces lately and i am lovin it. Minale maeda has great limited pieces. you could post something of Martino Gamper or Boca do Lobo. they are my favourites and they have great limited pieces . see you later.

    Joe says:
  • I like the blue print idea. I’d like to see it taken further with dimensions, center line, etc.

    Miel says:

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