COIL Cabinet Circle BY Bram Kerkhfos
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COIL Cabinet Circle
Coil redefines the cabinet as an object in its use. To put something in or to get it out, the elastic strains have to be pushed aside. Coil is a good example to clarify Brams's dealings with materials and their properties. To be able to attach the elastic rope, the rope needs to be stretched in order the rope to become thinner. The top and bottom shelf of the cabinet are provided with a specific cut-out curve at the edge in order to insert the stretched elastic, after which it relaxes nicely in the recessed opening. The dimensions of the inner shelves are slightly smaller to keep them away from the screen.
In / 25H x 16D x 16W
cm / 63H x 40D x 40W
In / 30H x 16D x 16W
cm / 75H x 40D x 40W
€ 1.900,00 EUR ex. VAT and Shipping from Belgium
Lead time 10-12 weeks
Kerkhfos is a Belgian furniture designer looking for new forms and methods to challenge the functionality and flexibility of a furniture piece. Educated as a goldsmith he is fascinated by connections, hinges, knots and joints, and especially by the functional opportunities they generate. His work is filled with mathematical principles resulting in intelligible algorithms to make them understandable. He draws particular attention to the relationship between construction and material, bringing simplicity into complexity, with a lasting alertness to the final function. This time-intensive design and development process results in innovative construction systems automatically expressing his signature. Many of his designs must be seen in a bigger picture, as parts to a whole, in which he explores the endless possibilities for links, combinations and variations. Bram wants to clarify complex constructions and gives the consumer and the spectator insight into his thinking process. That is why his work partly revolves around people, as the manipulators of his modular furniture, but above all, Bram aims to influence through collaborations with his interns, apprentices and students and with the wider world around him through workshops and lectures al around the globe.