richard yasmine references metal nails in clou coffee table richard yasmine references metal nails in clou coffee table
aug 23, 2016

richard yasmine references metal nails in clou coffee table

 

richard yasmine is an architect and product designer based in beirut that believes design should be simple, bold, and straightforward with a touch of fantasy, while incorporating a fresh approach that nonetheless sticks to culture and traditional aspects. ‘clou’ is a coffee/side table that references a nail, hence its french name and will be presented at maison et object fall 2016. these extended metallic pieces are used to connect two objects to each other. they consist of a flat end, sometimes enlarged, called a header, and a body usually ending with a pointed shape.

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all images by bizarrebeirut

 

 

 

the concept of ‘clou’ generated by richard yasmine is to enlarge this small object and transform it into a table. the series is made of different materials and its composed of a flat surface—or header—which is the table top and a pointed ending pyramid which creates the bottom. the edition showcased here consists of a full body made of pentelic (greek) marble and another made of a treated iron metal, each forming the shape of an exaggerated flat header and body. they are connected to a pedestal of the same material and can be mix-and-match depending on the color combination the user wishes to obtain. the piece can also be used as an ornamental sculptural huge nail if laying on the floor.

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full circle

 

 

 

the visual result reflects a double symbolism: sadism and alliance, in a dramatic but aesthetic appearance, together creating one body. when the nail is enforced to penetrate the base, part of its body is buried in this second element or material. once done, the two elements are now attached and regardless of the pain, they become one.

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metal laying on metal

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holding the block

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on set 

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white marble nail

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use and abuse

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back lines and curves 

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close up detail

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rough texture 

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blackout outline

 

 

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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • we really just want that underneath view of the table top.

    peter mojackson says:

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