Industrial materials are elevated to designed forms and celebrated for their inherent qualities. Stainless steel wire-framed structures in primary-coloured, powdered coatings create a sophisticated, bright utilitarian aesthetic. Furniture is constructed of juxtaposed 2D geometric shapes to create graphic layers, often with a trompe l’oeil effect on perceptions of dimension. Alternatively, structures are formed through gentle wire bending to create super-minimal, functional forms. Textures are regular, composed of checked patterns and stripes in meshed and corrugated metals.
1. PILOTIS BY DOSHI LEVIEN
Design studio Doshi Levien has collaborated with Kvadrat to produce a curtain collection inspired by high-tech fashion fabrics and science fiction. Smooth and perforated textiles are combined to create architectural drapes in block primary colours.
2. WIRES# BY MULLER VAN SEVEREN
Powder-coated stainless steel grid panels are combined to create 3D building blocks, which are bent into twisted geometric shapes.
3. TRIANGLE SIDE TABLES BY ARNAUD LAPIERRE
Using tinted glass, stainless steel, and singular primary colorways, Lapierre’s side tables play with perceptions of symmetry and density. Photography by AL-DS
4. GELOSIA BY STUDIOPEPE
The Gelosia screen design combines block colors and regular striped patterns. Photography by Silvia Rivoltella
5. HOT SEAT BY BEND GOODS
Panels of linear wire are gently bent into rudimentary ergonomic forms to create simple yet vibrant furniture. Photography courtesy of Bend Goods
6. SHANTY BY DOSHI LEVIEN
A patchwork of corrugated surfaces in flat color, Shanty references improvised dwellings found around the world, from Brazil to India and Africa, in a collection that celebrates spontaneous composition.