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The Method Behind: Filip Janssens

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:18 AM
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by Tyler last modified Dec 05, 2011

A week or so ago I posted the amazing work of Filip Janssens. His stunning geometric storage and shelving pieces are truly works of art. I caught up with Filip to have him answer a few questions so we might get a look into his creative mind and processes. Q: Who is? Filip janssens, furniture designer. I [...]




 

 

A week or so ago I posted the amazing work of Filip Janssens. His stunning geometric storage and shelving pieces are truly works of art. I caught up with Filip to have him answer a few questions so we might get a look into his creative mind and processes.

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Q: Who is?

Filip janssens, furniture designer. I started designing about 4 years ago and, in the beginning, I had to make all of the furniture myself. The last two years, I only do the designing part. Every day I pass by the cabinet makers workshop to follow up my projects.

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Q: What is your background?

My studies have nothing to do with designing. I studied French and Latin and used to be a teacher for 20 years.

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Q: What inspires you and influences your design choices?

Architecture tramsforming manufacturing technology from industry to architecture, without losing aesthetic qualities like Jean prouvé used to do. Cabinets with an architectural look. The modernism from the 50’s and 60’s. Old school computer games from Atari like Tetris as well as puzzles.

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Q: What is your preferred material to work with? Are there any materials that you would like to incorporate into future designs?

All kinds of wood, also vintage wooden elements, old glass (with structure in the glass).

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Q: What trends are you seeing in furniture design, good and bad?

Nowadays very often the concept or idea (gimmick) is dominating the design. The best design is timeless : Le Corbusier, Pierre Chareau, Jean Prouvé…French modernism that already started in the 2O’s !

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Q: My favorite______is________

My favorite desk is from Pierre Chareau made around 1927 !!! Timeless and simple

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http://www.filipjanssens.be/



 

 

 
 
 

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