shaker movement informs neri&hu's chair + dining table for de la espada
 
shaker movement informs neri&hu's chair + dining table for de la espada
jan 22, 2015

shaker movement informs neri&hu's chair + dining table for de la espada

shaker movement informs neri&hu’s chair + dining table for de la espada

 

 

 

neri&hu‘s 2015 collection for de la espada is comprised of a dining table and chair that have been informed by a simplicity and utilitarian approach to furniture that refers to the shaker movement, after which the pieces are also named. the honest forms and humble use of materials speak of an aesthetic and functional practicality. the shanghai-based duo have also realized ‘frame’ which follows a similar aesthetic to that of ‘shaker’. ‘frame’ is comprised of comprised of a bed and sofa system, each defined by a clear wooden frame structure in which various accessories, such as a tray or light, can be attached.

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‘shaker’ chair (detail)

 

 

 

neri&hu’s ‘shaker’ and ‘frame’ collections are being displayed at maison&objet 2015 in paris from january 23rd-27th, within a specially designed compact home environment. timber is abundantly employed for the flooring, walls and framework of a ‘domestic cage’. the openness of the installation allows for a voyeuristic interior experience which blurs the lines between private and public areas of the home. the presentation is meant to bring about questions about what it means to be free, provoking the idea of one’s abode standing as a refuge and retreat, while at the same time acting as a cage for our possessions and living rituals.

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neri&hu’s ‘shaker’ chair is informed by the honest materials and practicality of the movement after which it is named

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‘shaker’ dining table

 

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detail of the ‘shaker’ dining table with marble insert

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‘frame’ sofa

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‘frame’ bed

 

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‘frame’ bed (detail)

 

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concept sketch for ‘shaker’ collection

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