New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten

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New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten

Paris 2012: Brussels designer Alain Berteau presents a series of oak products including this simple iPad dock at Maison & Objet in Paris this week.

New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten

Called New Basics, the range for his own brand Objekten also includes an iPad stand that's just a double-walled oak tray and Twist task lamp with separate batons joined by magnets.

New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten

A reversible tray with adjustable handles plus salt and pepper grinders in plain and blackened oak complete the collection.

New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten

Maison & Objet takes place from 20 to 24 January.

New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten

Here are some more details from Alain Berteau:


Beautiful tools with essential shapes and timeless functionality. Accessories versatile enough to fight the planned obsolescence of digital devices.

New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten

Dock box

Pen case with convenient docking possiblities for digital devices. Compatible with iPhones, iPads, and many other devices.

New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten

Manufactured in Germany.
Materials : Oiled oak coming from harvested forests.

New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten
Dimensions : 28,2 x 10,5 x 4,8 cm
Designed by Alain Berteau

New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten

Dock tray

Elegant tray with numerous docking possiblities for digital devices. Compatible with iPads, iPad 2 and many other devices.

New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten

Manufactured in Germany.
Materials : Oiled oak coming from harvested forests.
Dimensions : 28,2 x 10,5 x 4,8 cm

New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten

Service tray

Serving tray with comfortable self-adjustable handles.

New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten

Plain, natural light or dark oak

New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten

Manufactured in Germany

New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten

Twist lamp

Playful, sculptural, the Twist lamp system is made of beautifully crafted oak parts coming from harvested forests, combined with lasting leds components and stainless steel connectors. The system allows numerous configurations : bedside table lamp, floor lamp or fully adjustable desk lamp.

New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten

Manufactured in Germany
Assembled in Belgium
Materials : Oiled oak (harvested forest), high-quality Osram less components

New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten

Spheres

The original "spheres" peppermill now available in wood. Iconic and convenient, it is so good-looking it can stay on the table forever.

New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten

High-quality ceramic grinder made in Denmark.
Wood parts (plain natural varnished oak) produced in Germany.

New Basics by Alain Berteau for Objekten
Assembled in Brussels by Tamawa workshops.

  • Benoit

    I see only wooden boxes and balls. No truly innovative design…

    • Chris

      Design is about serving a purpose in the most aesthetically pleasing way, not just designing something for the sake of innovation.

  • panulli

    Wow, this has to be great design because there is an iPad stand. Apple products are always sooooo cool.

  • felix

    The magnetic lamp is interesting. Not sure how practical it is, but a neat idea nonetheless.

    On the other products I agree with Benoit: just boxes and balls.

    The need to stand a tablet on a table is already provided much more simply by the various cases that unfold into stands. Additionally the look of the piece clashes with the iPad – rural idyll and consumer hi-tech are difficult to match and more is needed in the design to bring them into harmony.

  • Michel
    • claire

      have you look at date project????? Maybe Naoto fukasawa knows alain berteau. you can find other project of naoto fukasawa really similar of others designers as his lamp where sand give wait which is a copy of a bowl editing really before by when object works. So maybe naoto fukasawa is"inspirate " by others.

  • Geoffrey

    He's a bit overrated. For further proof, just scroll upwards.

  • douggie

    The butt joint on that fruit bowl is horrible.

  • bruce

    IT's a shame to see these products made out of wood. There hasn't really been that much craftsmanship gone into it. Simple is great, but why not put some nice detail into the joinery or shapes? Beautiful, lasting and well-worked wooden objects and furniture I admire; things like this that will end up on a shelf doing nothing, well, what is the point? Who is going to put their ipad in a wooden box? Who is going to use a wooden box as a stand for their ipad when you can get a MUCH more intelligent stand/cover with it anyway? The lamp is interesting but looks like it would tumble over at any moment – if knocked, or if you knock the cord. The base surely needs to be heavier than the rest of the object. The grinder is the most interesting one for me.

  • karl

    cool by association doesn't work here. at all!!!!!

  • deedee

    Let's be honest here: this is plain boring.