Earlier this week, we took a look at a numero-morphic desk lamp by Pieter Desmijter under the Aldentro moniker. Of course, the digit-shaped lamp was less a comment on the digital age than a homage to Bauhaus, and Desmijter's furniture designs follow in form (and, by extension, function).
"Square Root" is a literal take on geometric inspiration: it's a small-ish coffee table with a radical gash, taking its silhouette from the mathematical operation of the same name. The isosceles incision serves as a storage area for traditional print media.
This reinterpretation of the classic magazine basket turned it into a multifunctional object. By adding another volume to the magazine rack it can now be used for numerous things. You can use it as a table, sit on it, store magazines and other things in it...
The use of a coated foam made sure it became a soft object, comfortable to sit on yet hard enough to use as a table... The simple yet different object is more than a magazine rack—it's a sculpture that's also a piece of furniture.
"Pierce" is a wall shelving unit consists of two criss-crossing rectangular storage spaces that comprise a single form, exploiting both positive and negative space. Here, the resemblance to an off-center plus-sign is incidental; the asymmetry is simply a nice aesthetic decision.The 'Pierce' sideboard was an exercise to create a balance between 'cold' and 'warm' materials. Therefore I created a closed cold part that is being pierced by a warm wooden open piece. It creates a playful, attractive piece of furniture that can be used anywhere in your living room, office... It combines beauty without losing the sense of practicality. A part is for displaying your belongings, another part is for stuff nobody needs to see.
It's definitely a well-executed take on public+private storage, though I'm curious as to whether the horizontal portion can support weight, so it might double as a bench.
The last—and least successful, in my opinion—design is "Float," a dining table that is intended to look like a tabletop floating between legs on either end. I can't say I'm thrilled with the final effect, and the concept, as a whole, feels a bit unoriginal.
Still, it's refreshing to see though my last piece of advice would be to ditch the prepackaged Flash site for something a little less clunky... say a Coroflot portfolio.