Lying on the boundary of both art and design, this piece oscillates between the useless freedom of pure art and the utilitarian function of a designer’s project: it brings the spectator back and forth between different techniques, different disciplines, different worlds and finally links all of them together.
Asymmetrical, utterly original and modern, the Mondrian is a limited edition sideboard, strictly handmade. This stunning sideboard is composed of a collection of styles and typologies of drawers that consist of different finishes from glass to leather and lacquer to our miniature logo’s all encased in a smoked black glass box and supported by a high gloss lacquer solid wood base.
Many of the drawers are accented with fabric-lined bottoms, and handcrafted brass pulls in a natural finish and coated in chrome. Mondrian is also available in black or white.
The squared design is inspired by the paintings of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, hence the name. Art becomes a sideboard and Mondrian is really a very special furniture piece. Composed by a collection of styles and typologies of drawers. The distinctive style of Mondrian is evident in the furniture design, but the fans of the famous Dutch will notice that it is missing the colorful elements, which characterize his paintings.
The color game in the Mondrian sideboard has been substituted by a variety of different materials that are united in order to create an asymmetrical patchwork of drawers. A grid of vertical and horizontal lines, reminiscent of Piet Mondrian, forms square and rectangular drawers in varying sizes. The Mondrian sideboard combines modern design elements, such as the glass frame with classic design elements, such as the retro handcrafted brass handles in an exclusive way.
The Mondrian sideboard is more art than utilitarian furniture. Undoubtedly, it constitutes a unique and collectable object that is different from anything else, and exudes a sense of both experimental design and luxury.
This piece reflects my big obsession with the concept of space. I consider open space to be not empty, but full, and in incorporating such space with furniture design, I am cutting and molding from what is already there. I like to play with a variety of materials to create our furniture, which I view as an evident intersection of architecture, art and sculpture.
When does a limited edition product become art and no longer design? When is a piece of design a piece of art? Is ‘design-art’ a convenient terminology to describe this new orientation in design which highlights unique design objects with a whiff of functionalism? Is design-art a new trend? These are answers that keep me working side by side with Marco. Resulting works like Mondrian are blend of enchanting fantasy and potent reality.