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Thu 30.3.

The Shapeshifter: Alain Berteau

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.03.2017 - Tagged as:

The Shapeshifter: Alain Berteau

“We work hard questioning existing typologies for ourselves and for clients,” explains Alain Berteau. “We can’t help it. Shaping a model to make it ‘good-looking’, ‘ trendy’ or ‘stylish’ is nice, but, for us, it’s not enough”

Simple, meaningful designs that eschew trends in favour of long-selling products pushing typological boundaries – this is the stuff of Brussels-based studio Alain Berteau Designworks. (text by Simon Keane-Cowell)


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'Twist' lamp by Alain Berteau for Belgian lighting brand Aluci

Belgian architect/designer Alain Berteau is a hard taskmaster. ‘When you switch it off, you’re not looking at a dead machine,’ Berteau said of his new ‘Twist’ LED lamp for Belgian lighting manufacturer Aluci, while in conversation with Architonic at the recent Interieur 2010 design biennale in Kortrijk. The piece’s highly reduced, architectural form ensures that it continues to work as an intriguing space-defining presence beyond its utilitarian function as a light source.