minale maeda: rietveld LEGO buffet for droog
 
minale maeda: rietveld LEGO buffet for droog
jun 15, 2010

minale maeda: rietveld LEGO buffet for droog

minale maeda: rietveld LEGO buffet for droog

 

 

 

dutch based design duo minale-maeda (kuniko maeda and mario minale) playfully reprise gerrit rietveld’s grace to reconsider his de stijl masterwork, ‘buffet’ for dutch design company droog. the ‘rietveld LEGO buffet’ uses over 25, 000 pieces of LEGO, updating the de stijl’s call for simplified materials through the use of the iconic toy building blocks known to us as children, creating a re-iteration of one of modern design’s most relevant historical suggestions. the buffet comes in a numbered edition of 5.

minale maeda: rietveld LEGO buffet for droog gerrit rietveld buffet executed in LEGO

minale maeda: rietveld LEGO buffet for droog details

minale maeda: rietveld LEGO buffet for droog mario minale working on the construction of the buffet

minale maeda: rietveld LEGO buffet for droog LEGO pieces all laid out

minale maeda: rietveld LEGO buffet for droog buffet production in progress

 

 

 

the rietveld via LEGO, buffet is on show as part of droog’s presentation at design miami/ basel 2010 from june 15th – 19th, located at booth G28, hall 5, messe basel, messeplatz. the buffet is a continuation of mario minale’s 2004 rendition of rietveld’s red blue chair, also done in LEGO.

minale maeda: rietveld LEGO buffet for droog ‘red blue LEGO chair’ by mario minale

 

 

 

this LEGO version of the iconic ‘red blue chair’ by gerrit rietveld is 6% larger because it is governed by the LEGO brick size. the chair was produced in the spirit of rietveld’s original intention to make the design widely available, however, copyright laws prevented this LEGO version from being mass produced.

minale maeda: rietveld LEGO buffet for droog detail all images courtesy of minale-maeda studio

  • for more info from the fair follow http://www.designmiamibaselblog.com

    vicki
  • Saw this at the droog stand yesterday. Felt like I was in a late episode of Lost. In what universe does this make sense?

    bill

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