Detail of the five-course 'Dish of desire'
Known for his love of nature, the Dutch designer Frederik Roijé has realised this rather lavish birdfeeder aptly named ‘Dish of desire.’ In its form, the pendant design resembles that of a tiered tea tray synonymous with the indulgent and very British tradition of afternoon tea. Here however, scones, cakes, and cucumber sandwiches are replaced with grains, kernels and seeds as this elegant piece is intended for outdoor use as a serving plate for birds rather than tea-goers. Available in a one-, two-, three- or five-course versions, ‘Dish of desire’ was presented last week in Milan’s Zona Tortona, on Via Novi 5. (more…)
'Slow Sofa' by Frederik Roijé
During this year’s imm cologne the Dutch designer Frederik Roijé presented his new sofa at the ‘Passages’ – the fair’s satallite events in the city of Cologne. ‘Slow Sofa’ is a family of nine elements that can be applied in many compositions at various locations. With its wooden storage space it unites side table and upholstery in one piece.
Rocking Squares by Frederik Roijé 2009
Frederik Roijé was born in the eastern part of the Netherlands. He graduated in 2001 from the renowned Design Academy in Eindhoven. Here his preference to interior products was already visible.
He now reveals his new work, a limited edition titled ‘SQUARES’: “It is a period in time that asks for reflection. We need to reinvent our being. ‘SQUARES’ is the reinvention of traditional furniture. Confusing objects waiting to be reflected.”
Chairs, seaters and even a life-size rocking horse, symbol of strength and beauty, have been designed. All pieces are made of wood using the latest CNC techniques, finished with durable coating. “Products have a habit of disappearing because of their functionality. I want to prevent this by giving products an additional value. This value is the story behind the product.”
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