Intrigued by seamless construction capacities of cultured marble, we wanted to create a functional lamp that could do away with additional parts and cover all of its fixture needs independently.
The Marble Light's shell contains an already morphed fitting on the inside for lamps to screw in effortlessly. By offering a clever way to direct the lamp to any preferred side, users can play around with the length of cords, positioning and placements to create various lighting arrangements. True to our Form Language, the Marble Light combines elegance with functionality for modern environments.
The Barrel Lamp is designed to serve as an alternative light source in big spaces when there is no need to fully light the whole space. This lamp is made to be hung, placed or taken anywhere where needed.
The Pillow Seat is designed to minimize parts and material. It exists out of only three pieces held together by one strap. The goal was to step away from sofas as we know them towards a new transforming design.
Pictures:The Joint Project
The Bending Lamp is made of three parts. A concrete base providing stability and equilibrium to a bent, Beech wood lath pending a light bulb. Connected by a single metal connector and three bolts for a clean, functional design.
To complement our Modern Utility series and to appease our love for concrete, we have created a Concrete Barrel Lamp. This sturdy lamp with rugged, yellow lacquered metal frame and industrial plug adds the strength and appeal of an industrial lighting fixture to your living space.
The Diamond is a solid rock of ambiguous character, consisting out of concrete and shaped like a diamond. The paradox it contains is no airy matter.
Concrete has formed our world by giving us the ability to construct in new ways. Diamonds, the ultimate objects of desire have no real impact on our way of life but their superlative qualities that superceed their usability have intrigued us for ages. The Diamond has with it’s shape rendered the concrete useless and claims it’s new position as an object of reflection and desire.
Even though it does not shimmer as it's carbon based similars, it does purify air thanks to it's titanium oxide supplement. The Diamond compels to reevaluate materials and their intrinsic properties while criticizing our perception driven culture.
Material: concrete enriched with titanium dioxide
All things Man made are part of Nature. It is an illusion to think that Man can transcend Nature and make objects that are not bound by it’s laws.
The stool, vaguely reminiscing of a lighthouse by the shore, sheds light on a new way of dealing with objects. The Stool demands patience of Man. It’s color palette is completed when moss grows on it’s concrete parts. Making the Stool’s perfection dependant on the life around it. When the moss perishes the Stool’s powerful thrichotomy in color and material will perish with it.
The Stool raises questions on how we deal with our environment and preludes the practice of fading the separation between Man’s created world and Nature.
Material: concrete fortified with glass fibre, afzelia
The swing takes up the most daring challenge of all. It must persuade Man to temporarily abandon all sense of security and control.
To keep one’s mind brisk and spry it is crucial to release it from its own habits and wonts. To free Man from his ever unfailing sense of duty he must be introduced to the notion of play. What better way to achieve this than challenging the power of gravity on the erratic sway of the swing?
When Man regrasps control, after experiencing the favorable effects of play, his mind suddenly leaps to new insights. No mastery without release.
Material: concrete, afzelia, flax
Focussed attention has become very rare. In our world of constant diversion and partial attention, Man is being reconditioned to constantly react to new stimuli, making it challenging to concentrate.
Light enables us to work independent of nature’s day and night rhythm. It frees us from Nature’s dictate of time whereas life used to calm down at night and Man had the opportunity to reflect on the days work, he is now overwhelmed, even at night, with the flickering glory of distraction.
Our Lamp’s heavy presence makes it laborious to direct it’s light thus stimulating undivided focus and attention.
Material: concrete, afzelia, flax, steel and copper
Pictures:Joke De Wilde
Custom mirror for newly weds.
The Homegrown hanging planter is designed to maximize plant growth and root development while minimizing plant care. Use it to grow your own air purifying plants. With the Areca Palm, Sansevieria and the Epipremnum you can purify your own air and remove many volatile chemicals found in buildings today.
The Homegrown hanging planter is ideal to rapidly grow strong stems you can use for cloning. With it’s sub-irrigated design you will easily grow healthy clones and rapidly multiply your air purifying arsenal. Most houseplants die of overwatering. To prevent this from happening we incorporated an overflow hole in the design. You might get your floor wet but you will not kill your plants.
For the completely redone restaurant Village East in Bermondsey Street, we supplied concrete lamps to supplement the interior. Village East is a gastropub with integrity, benefitting from the freedom of independent owners, addressing the needs of the local creative community throughout the day. The interior exists of beautiful things made by someone. An actual someone, a person. In this restaurant they have a high regard for craftsmanship. As they want to you to be in awe for the quality of the food, they want to serve it to you in an environment where you can look around and marvel at the wonderful imperfectness of craft.
Pictures by Paul Winch-Furness
Extra City Kunsthal
When Extra City Kunsthal, a platform that focuses on contemporary artistic developments from Belgium and abroad, asked us if we could build the bar for their new exhibition space we gladly said yes. The design is exists out of Almasy warehouse shelves completed with corrugated polyester sheets and green plywood. This low-cost design was realised in under five days time.
At the 7th Triennial for Design we are showing an installation that fits in the natural cycle of purification. The ceramic scales purify water that drips on the diamonds. The drips slowly wash away the residue that remains on the diamonds when they purify air. This residue is a nitrate that serves as a plant nutrient. The soil is kept in pristine condition thanks to red wigglers, a type of worm very beneficial to plant life and soil ecology.
We believe Indoor Air Purification will become increasingly important in the near future with overall deterioration of air quality. The men of True Story are aware of this. So they asked us to install our hanging planters in their office. The planter comes with a Sanseveria Trifasciata, a very performant air purifier. The Sanseveria Trifasciata filters benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene out of the air. An excellent asset for an office where constant creative action is required.
Wooden wall creation for a entrance hall to an apartment complex.