The Drawers

by stardust architects* Romania

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Est delivery: Nov 11th, 2021
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Estimated production time: 3 weeks

Dimension LxWxH (cm): 80x40x57
Open Edition Material : Brass, Metal, plywood
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Description

The bench was initially imagined for an interior design project, part of a series of joyful objects. It explores a playful process around a furniture detail-the precious container of the drawer- a usually hidden part that is emphasised through repositions, colours and patterns.

“The Drawers” was designed by Stardust Architects* and produced by Atelier Vast.

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Weight 24 kg
Dimensions 100 × 60 × 80 cm
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About the designer


stardust architects*

Stardust architects* is searching for poetic experiences in the process of design, aiming to slow down the automatic use of everyday objects and spaces by creating moments of silence, presence or wonder.We are Anca Cioarec and Brîndușa Tudor, architects and teacher assistants at the University of Architecture and Urbanism ‘Ion Mincu’ in Bucharest. We founded Stardust architects* in 2011.

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Currently there exists a group of designers who have reintroduced the vitality of craft into Turkish design. Their work is a continuation of the craft techniques adapted to contemporary fabrication. Importantly, they have also reorganized the symbolic potential of local Turkish craft, working directly with craftspeople who are more centrally involved in the creation of these designs. Designers working as collaborators with these craftspeople invigorate design and, at the same, using the means of handcraft, rejuvenate the symbolic import of design through a focus on gesture, form, and technique revealing a latent symbolism organically driven through process. This focus on touch leads to another feature of Turkish design: the imperfect gesture. Gestures ranging from the perfect to the imperfect are an important factor in the final form of an object. They determine the shape and contours of objects in their realization, and have an underlying iconic potency. For thousands of years, the performance of the hand in cutting, shaping, molding, and chiseling materials was the key factor in the final form of many objects. The hand’s capabilities and limitations guided the process in which function was realized, and also resulted in the aesthetics and stylization of the object, generating what can be described as “latent symbolic force”. The aesthetic and stylistic symbolism connects the object to its maker and designers giving a sense of authorial identity and originality to each work. The designer and craftsperson collaboratively and cooperatively realize this design, thus connecting to the symbolic potential of craft and objects. With geometry and pattern as a basis, form is realized within the material production of design, its techniques, and material constraints, resulting in what we can loosely term as the idiom of Turkish design in this synthesis of symbol and craft.