French design collective Matière A have designed a kitchen storage system using a tree branch and some timber batons.
The Vaisselier Système D is an exploration of discovering form through process.
Studio Matière A consists of designers Amaury Poudray, Marie Declerck and Rémi Bouhaniche. Their website will be launched next week at http://www.studiomatierea.com.
See Poudray's Air 1 Aquarium in our earlier story.
See also the preceding story, Christmas Tree Furniture by Fabien Cappello, for more furniture made of branches.
Here's some info from Collectif Matière A:
DRESSER Système D
This dresser is 'DIY' by its creation process. The first act was to saw a branch, then compose around it with square wood rod, which put the emphasis on the hard wood, the center of the project.
The top part slide inside the branche's legs. Different spaces are created by the rod to have several spaces for all kind of kitchen's objects. A minimum becomes alive throught the dresser's construction.
Made with poor materials, "Système D" is rough and smart, measured and random, it mix economy and aesthetics.
STATEMENT (Studio Matière A composed by Amaury Poudray Marie Declerck Rémi Bouhaniche)
"Matière A" wants to find a link between the creation/construction process and the object itself , Form Follows Process. In the end we want to express a process in a result.