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7.09 30.09

Place

Avenue Mon Plaisir 77, 1030, Schaerbeek
ARTS & CRAFTS

Duplex Studio : Amai

About

Inspired by Bauhaus and the divergence between the industrial world and craftsmanship, Amai seeks to harmonize current production trends by developing unique furniture. To counterbalance the pragmatism and importance of function conveyed by industrial technicity, we have chosen to craft industrial profiles.

The use of T-slot aluminium profiles pushed interchangeability, modularity, and standardization of design and products. It also encourages working with mechanical connections over chemical connections. It has been designed to add features without complex manipulation.

Amai is a dialogue between the rational conception of the standard and the individual expression of the unique.

Origin

T-slots encourage construction, deconstruction and reuse. These principles are coming from the «Design for deconstruction», a contemporary movement originating in architecture. This ideology is in the vein of ecological design, considering the entire life cycle of an object. In practice, it aims to create a system in which fragments or whole modules of a structure can be reused.

To date, the applications of T-slots are mainly limited to the industrial sector. Based on Bauhaus movement and its interpretation of industrial materials, we explore with Amai, how to infuse sensitivity to industrial materials.

Artisanal methods humanize the material and the technique by sublimating standardized materials by hand. Craft brings a sensitive dimension to manufactured objects. Through this practice, we want to free this material from its industrial nature and condition.

Our desire to ennoble the profiles will be achieved by combining them with warm materials such as wood, leather or fabric. In this research, we will find the idea of «truth to materials», a principle of modern architecture that maintains that any material must be used where it is most appropriate. This material should not hide its nature. The object celebrates the material; its inherent qualities are at the centre of artistic and aesthetic expression. Amai is a dialogue between the rational conception of the standard and the individual expression of the unique.

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