raw edges takes stack drawers for establised & sons to the next level
 
raw edges takes stack drawers for establised & sons to the next level raw edges takes stack drawers for establised & sons to the next level
sep 24, 2015

raw edges takes stack drawers for establised & sons to the next level

raw edges takes stack drawers for establised & sons to the next level
all images courtesy of established & sons

 

 

 

when approached by established & sons to propose a bespoke piece for london design festival 2015, raw edges saw the opportunity to take their 2008 design ‘stack’ a to new heights. back in the day when the piece was created, the creative duo were exploring color, its different combinations and the attraction they could generate in people from various arrangemens. with this redesigned edition, the raw edges team took a step forward and decided to experiment with alternative materials and textures. the existing lacquered panels were replaced with other mediums found in their studio, like leftovers from other projects or mediums related to their everyday work, including: metal, perspex, marble, corian, canvas, ceramic, felt and leather.

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the different materials in ‘stack’ add new colors and textures to the existing design

 

 

 

the diverse selection of materials not only add a selection of new hues, but the introduction of new textures and finishes that enhance the design. each one of the drawer units can be pushed or pulled in both directions, giving ‘stack’ the ability to mutate into random and asymmetrical forms. its overall aesthetic is that of a sculpture that questions balance and harmony, as well as material relationships and interactions.

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the floating drawers can be pushed or pulled in both directions, to produce different overall forms

 

 

 

the idea behind the bespoke edition for established & sons is to open up a market for collectors that are attracted to the idea of having a special piece of furniture, giving the designer the free reign to customize it for them so that it becomes a unique object. as emphasized by maurizio mussatti’s (CEO established & sons) words, ‘established & sons acts as a design laboratory. no design remains frozen in time, our designers are free to follow their own instincts as they continue to experiment with a design’s potential. these new bespoke ‘stack’ are complex creations. we relied on our wide network of artisan studios to source the very varied materials raw-edges selected for this engaging project.’

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raw edges decided to explore color through different found materials

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the 2015 ‘stack’ edition is part of a bespoke program and can be ordered in different combinations

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when arranged all together, the drawers takes the look of a typical drawer raw edges stack
‘stack’ addresses the need for balance and equilibrium

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a cutting mat was one of the materials used, adding a fun element that was cut, instead of being used to cut

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the design studio worked with materials they had never used before like marble and corian

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every material adds a new color and texture — visual diversity

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the combination of different samples created playful combinations

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