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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 13, 2013 01:02 AM
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by Promila Shastri last modified Jun 12, 2013

The notion of perception (more so than reality), plays a potent role in the work of Belgian designer Stijn Guilielmus Ruys. “Too often we still associate a ‘chair’ with four legs, a seat, and a back. I want to break with the obvious and create a formal language in which — Continue reading …




 

 

benchALL03The notion of perception (more so than reality), plays a potent role in the work of Belgian designer Stijn Guilielmus Ruys. “Too often we still associate a ‘chair’ with four legs, a seat, and a back. I want to break with the obvious and create a formal language in which the focus is on visual tension.” The kind of tension created by a two-legged outdoor table and bench, for instance.

The latest creation by Ruys, whose affinity for seemingly off-balance (but, in fact, perfectly balanced) furniture is something of a trademark, the 010 Outdoor Table+Bench has a quirky elegance, despite its gravity-defying profile. “From one angle, an object can seem perfectly stable, while from another it gives the impression that it could fall over at any moment or is able to move. Nothing is what it seems.” True enough, and maybe that’s precisely what we like about 010.

Images: Guilielmus


 

 

 
 
 

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