by Berre Brans Belgium


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Unique pre-production piece features handmade imperfections; showing the dialogue between craftmanship and digital production techniques.
Dimension LxWxH (cm): 33x33x60
Unique Pieces Material : Solid European Oak
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One-off production prototype – made by Berre Brans – numbered and signed.

Chairs are an integral part of our contemporary Western culture. Yet our body is anatomically not particularly suited to sit on a chair. Originating from the throne, the chair as we know it is the remnant of a symbol of power. Functioning to elevate oneself over another. The concept of the chair spread itself around the world, eventually turning this “non functional object” into a design archetype.

Strongly inspired by the cultural influence of the chair, designer Berre Brans deconstructed the chair both conceptually and functionally. The high “TABOURET” can be split into two lower ones: a forty-two centimeter stool (Western sitting height and throne height) and a twenty centimeter stool (natural human squatting position). These different hierarchical positions change the perception of the user towards his surroundings and the seat itself, hereby questioning the role of the chair within the Western society.

Within the surface of the “TABOURET”, the monumental and archaic meets the graceful and refined.

This artefact was created within the context of “POST ORIENTALISM – A Kid’s Instinct”, a personal project of Brans. In his research, he looks for new ways of designing and encouraging cultural exchange in a post-colonial society. He does this by inviting different people within his design process and building a constantly growing Atlas of theoretical, personal and visual references.


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Weight 13 kg
Dimensions 38 × 38 × 65 cm
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About the designer

Berre Brans

Berre Brans (1998)  is a Belgian based designer who’s constantly in search of a sense of contemporary beauty, both aesthetically and ethically. Combining digital and analog techniques of imagery and materialisation he creates work that reflects upon our past, translating it to the present in search of new future perspectives. Next to his autonomous work, he’s active as a freelance designer and creative consultant for various companies and projects within the design and fashion industry.

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Presenting “PROXIMITY”, a collection created in collaboration with Southern Sweden Design Days showcasing a selection of new work from ten designers and studios. As a whole, the collection contemplates the notion of proximity, interconnection, and belonging. Whether through contemporary references to traditional crafts techniques; the use of locally sourced materials such as wool, lichen, steel, and wood; or playful visualisations of the notion itself, the selected pieces illustrate the importance of closeness, interconnection, and kinship in uncertain times. Featuring pieces by Andrea Santivanez, Andréason & Leibel, Ebba Lindgren, Förstberg Ling, Jóna Berglind Stefánsdóttir, Lab La Bla, Lisa Darland, Louise Hederström, Moa Lönn, and Studio M. Organised by Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sweden, Southern Sweden Design Days is an annual event currently in its second edition, which highlights sustainability, collaboration, development, and innovation in design. This year’s theme, as described by the event organisers, “[reflects] on the notion of being close – the connection between people, cities, countries, species, professions, etc”. The physical exhibition of “PROXIMITY” will take place at Lokstallarna, Södra Bulltoftavägen 51, 212 22 Malmö from 19 - 22 May 2022.