quentin de coster manipulates belgian restaurant with polyester rope
 
quentin de coster manipulates belgian restaurant with polyester rope quentin de coster manipulates belgian restaurant with polyester rope
jan 25, 2015

quentin de coster manipulates belgian restaurant with polyester rope

quentin de coster spatially manipulates l’air du temps with polyester rope
photo © tim van de velde
all images courtesy of quentin de coster

 

 

 

when you analyze various creative disciplines, it’s easy to see how certain characteristics overlap and intertwine. this mentality has led to multiple collaborations between studios, hybrids projects combining seemingly opposite worlds, and even endeavors in which designers apply their skills in one field to another. this is a phenomenon that resulted in the creation of quentin de coster‘s ‘lianes’ installation for two’star michelin restaurant l’air du temps.

 

 


video courtesy of quentin de coster

 

 

 

the story began at a conference in march of 2013. during this event, chef sang-hoon degeimbre and de coster each presented their work and noted many common points between their respective artistic worlds. a year later, degeimbre invited the designer to develop an atmosphere aligned with his culinary expertise.

quentin de coster lianes l'air du temps restaurant polyester rope belgium designboom
the atmosphere is aligned with chef sang-hoon degeimbre’s culinary expertise
photo © tim van de velde

 

 

 

san’s cooking at l’air du temps embodies nature. as a result, de coster incorporated organic qualities in his permanent installation and says, ‘lianes is an abstract reproduction of the random character of vegetation.’ by using multiple strands of white polyester rope, a haphazard arrangement spatially manipulates the dining room in a way that juxtaposes the indoor and outdoor environments. each individual piece is secured to the ceiling using MDF and pine battens.

quentin de coster lianes l'air du temps restaurant polyester rope belgium designboom
de coster incorporated organic qualities in his permanent installation
photo © tim van de velde

quentin de coster lianes l'air du temps restaurant polyester rope belgium designboom
view of the space between dining rooms
photo © tim van de velde

quentin de coster lianes l'air du temps restaurant polyester rope belgium designboom
lianes is an abstract reproduction of the random character of vegetation
photo © tim van de velde

quentin de coster lianes l'air du temps restaurant polyester rope belgium designboom
each strand has its own personality
photo © tim van de velde

quentin de coster lianes l'air du temps restaurant polyester rope belgium designboom
when viewed closely, you can see the interwoven fibers of the rope
photo © tim van de velde

quentin de coster lianes l'air du temps restaurant polyester rope belgium designboom
the stands spatially manipulate the dining area
photo © tim van de velde

quentin de coster lianes l'air du temps restaurant polyester rope belgium designboom
shadows are cast on the walls
photo © tim van de velde

quentin de coster lianes l'air du temps restaurant polyester rope belgium designboom
light and depth are constantly changing throughout the day
photo © tim van de velde

 

 

project info:

 

title: lianes
designer: quentin de coster
client: l’air du temps
status: completed
materials: white polyester rope, MDF boards, pine battens
dimensions: 55m2
year: 2015
photography: tim van de velde

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