Research — Nov ’15 — Set of 4 prototypes GRID-chair

A set of 4 prototypes, all variations on the same concept. Developed and produced during a residency in Belgium. All chairs share the same grid, a grid that can be used in endless variations, independently from the materials used.

Restoration — Sep ’15 — Set of Alvar Aalto 42 armchairs

HELSINKI — In general, it’s quite common to paint ‘old’ furniture. Particularly in the seventies, there was a trend to update inherited furniture with a fresh coat of white paint. That goes indeed for this wonderful set of sculptural 42 armchairs, designed by Alvar Aalto in 1932. But after stripping carefully the layers of paint with different techniques, the original bent lamination and birch plywood came back to life in all it’s beauty.

Research — Aug ’15 — Prototype HKI-chair

HELSINKI — Already since the seventies, Enzo Mari was working on the concept of DIY-design with the publication of Autoprogettazione. With this HKI chair, I give this concept an update tho create an awareness of design, environment and durability. This chair is designed and produced during a stay in Helsinki, with found materials only.

Restoration — Apr ’14 — Serpente table lamp by Elio Martinelli

This Serpente table lamp by Elio Martinelli spent some time outside (the horror!) and was in need of some urgent repairs: minor fixes in the electrical wiring but especially a new paint job. On special request the end result had to look original, as in ‘it had to look its age’.

Blog — Mar ’14 — TUMULTINGENT#2

A Modern View takes part in arts festival TUMULT#2 in Ghent, Belgium. Click here to download the program:

Restoration — Jan ’14 — Thonet + Kohn

In this set of four chairs the process of restoration is shown in the finishing, done in shellac, a traditional technique. As well in the seating: the woven seat is replaced by laser engraved ones, showing the original pattern.