Presented during the last Salone del Mobile, Next Cabane will be showing in Brussels as part of Design September from 8th to 30th September.
Next Cabane is a story in the form of a foldable wooden cabin. Small, temporary spaces where we can set our boundaries, seek shelter or simply live a different life rediscovering the quality and simplicity of things. Personal, intimate havens in harmony with their surroundings; they reflect on subjects like work, pop-up culture, loneliness, games. Alternative settings were one can live in a better way with more awareness, where design is at the service of research into materials, forms and structures.
The Next Cabane concept has its origins in a found object with very particular properties. It is a foldable wooden structure, found in the darkest corner of an antique market in the north of Scotland. The origin of this structure is unknown, but they are guessing that it had a previous life as fishing tent. Perhaps it was set up on a riverbank and, with the addition of a canvas, it would shelter fisherman from the elements. Whether this speculation is true or not, we know it is now out of use. Fabrica’s Designers were inspired to re-vive this amazing structure, examining its particular qualities and re-interpreting them for contemporary contexts. Essentially the structure is a movable room that can be carried from place to place.
Some excellent examples at read more!
SOFT FOLD by MARIE DESSUANT & MARGAUX KELLER
Soft Fold is a temporary space which invites the users to take time out of their day. Duvets, a reading table, a low bench and a lamp compose this hybrid furniture/space. The harmony of colors emphasizes this soft and quiet atmosphere.
CAVERN by CATARINA CARREIRAS
A poetic interpretation of a bottle cellar, as a kind of cave for storing precious bottles. Special significance is given to the labeling of the bottles, conceived as an alphabetic system, spelling out the Spritz recipe. The type itself is a cocktail of inspirations - Bauhaus, baroque and thirties, brought together in a clean contemporary manner. The eclectic mix of nostalgia speaks about time passing, yet the memorable signs staying, characterized by the best wines that we keep for the best occasions.
MOBILE MUSEUM by PHILIP BONE & DEAN BROWN
The Mobile Museum is a traveling Museum, with contents contributed by people from all over the world. Unlike a conventional Museum the collection is always changing, evolving depending on its location, with every new location dictating a new curatorial theme. The materiality of the system is carefully detailed to accommodate its traveling nature. It speaks about lightness, mobility and openness - welcoming its new contents, whatever they may be. MM welcomes contributions from different backgrounds – whether you’re an artist, designer, illustrator, photographer or other practitioner, we want to hear from you. The Mobile Museum was presented at the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair and at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the Friday Late Summer Camp programme (July 2011).
ROD by AMAURY POUDRAY & BRIAN WOOD
The simple folded structure has been deconstructed to create new functional objects and sculptural elements. Each component has been coloured to be recognized and to highlight its value. The transformation pays homage to the pureness of the initial volume.
WEATHERING THE STORM by VALENTINA CARRETTA (designer) and GUSTAVO MILLON (photographer)
A space to relax, surrounded by a landscape recently shaped by a violent storm. A space where you can enjoy rain puddles reflections and light a bonfire, without the risk of getting wet or burned. An ironic statement showing how man will never control nature…
This post was written by Pieterjan Grandry
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