Production by Craft
The outdoor series aims to replicate the warm, welcoming feeling prevalent in living rooms by transferring its domestic colors, textures and shapes onto outdoor-appropriate materials, creating a new experience in outside space. Examining the relationship between objects, environments and manufacturing technologies, Salon Beton highlights the correlation between private and public spaces. The series explores this correlation by defining these environments, analyzing and dismantling their components and then reassembling them selectively.
Salon Beton places domestic furniture, such as the common bookcase, armchair, sofa andcoffee table - outside. With its transition into the public sphere, the intimate living room gains in collective significance, since the interaction between the furniture and those who use it creates an intertwining movement between the personal environment and the public one. Since concrete material was the focus of the product development, it became the heart of the working process as well. Flexible molds allowing soft rounded angles were used in order to replicate the original object's texture and shape inconcrete, thereby maintaining the tension between the outdoor/indoor. The molds contain a fabric that transfers itspattern onto the object during a casting process. The collection features several sofas in a variety of sizes, from armchairs to a five seater sofa set, as well as concrete and wooden tables, a library and stools that stand atop thin carpets.
Materials used: concrete and mahogany.