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The Art of Quintessence

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.03.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Free fall: the arrangement of the poles in the "Linux" shelving unit is randomly generated, making each and every configuration a one-off.

Free fall: the arrangement of the poles in the “Linux” shelving unit is randomly generated, making each and every configuration a one-off.

More than three decades ago, Hubert Matthias Sanktjohanser was lucky enough to find two partners for life: wood, the material that inspired him to master the craft of cabinetmaking and become a passionate furniture designer, and his wife, a like-minded architect who achieves his visions with him. In his designs, Sanktjohanser concentrates on the essentials: his tables, sideboards and shelving systems are discreet, aesthetic, innately coherent, undogmatic and variable. At a deeper level, they exhibit the artistic and functionally sophisticated characteristics that give his furniture its specific identity. The position of the poles for the Linux shelving series, for example, is randomly determined, thus making every single specimen a one-off. Ingenious processes are used to finish the surfaces, sliding doors permit maximum variation in playful combination with open and closed forms, and their contrasting edges and surfaces are the epitome of graphic precision. The colour spectrum: black, white and natural hues. (by Atrium)

 

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