Vaisselier Système D by Matière A

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French design collective Matière A have designed a kitchen storage system using a tree branch and some timber batons.

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The Vaisselier Système D is an exploration of discovering form through process.

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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.

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See Poudray's Air 1 Aquarium in our earlier story.

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See also the preceding story, Christmas Tree Furniture by Fabien Cappello, for more furniture made of branches.

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Here's some info from Collectif Matière A:

DRESSER Système D

DESCRIPTION:

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.

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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.

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Made with poor materials, "Système D" is rough and smart, measured and random, it mix economy and aesthetics.

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STATEMENT (Studio Matière A composed by Amaury Poudray Marie Declerck Rémi Bouhaniche)

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"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.

  • http://anziulewicz.livejournal.com Chuck Anziulewicz

    Uh … RIGHT.

  • modular

    I love this. So pure.. kudos!

  • derma

    WTF!

  • Boo

    So show me how it actually works in a real functioning kitchen!

  • james

    nice idea but the design is a bit awkward and it looks extremely impractical

  • Xit

    Ooooooooh, its an artsy survival kitchen, for Rambo Branzi.

  • stefano kwok

    well, i have seen like this so many times in Indonesian villages.

  • ambroise

    What is the purpose ?

  • jed_

    i don’t understand what makes this a “system”? it’s just stuff put together with extremely limited uses and practicalities.

    however, i like the way it looks.

  • Garbanzo

    Like a special needs art project.

  • Mookie

    This is hilarious.
    It’s like Spinal Tap for designers.

  • leopoldo

    greattttttttttttttttttt

  • cg

    agreed, mookie…”these go to 11″

  • toon

    what does Prof Z think i wonder….

    the thing about Form Follows Process
    is very interesting.

  • quart

    I like this Form Follows Process as well, I’d like to know more about it. This can go far.