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House of Furniture Parts by Studio Makkink & Bey

Milan 09: House of Furniture Parts by Studio Makkink & Bey is a shed-like structure where furniture components are pressed out from the walls and assembled.


Made of CNC-cut ply, the structure is intended to create a small room within larger offices or public spaces.


The project was presented by Dutch brand Droog in Via Alserio, Milan, last month and is a development of the studio's Stairhouse project for Droog's New York store (see our previous story).


Photos by Nicoló Degiorgis.

See all our stories from Milan in our special MIlan 2009.

The following text is from Droog:


This year in Milan, Droog introduces ‘House of furniture parts’ by Studio Makkink & Bey, a development of the studio’s Stairhouse in Droog’s newly opened New York store. “It is a system that starts from the designer but grows into the culture where it is locally produced, and therefore, it makes me very curious how it will look in five years,” says Jurgen Bey.


Production vision:
House of furniture parts by Studio Makkink & Bey

Architecture, furniture and storage all in one. Studio Makkink & Bey took standard sheets of ply and with CNC cutting, created a miniature house to stand within larger interiors of offices, studios and lofts. With walls of stool, bench and table parts that easily come out and assemble, the functionability and character of the house can be changed as more or less furniture is used. A poetic vision for efficient production and material use, House of furniture parts transports flat and can be made to suit different functions, produced locally and customized. Why don’t you tell us what yours could be like?


“If it is a studio, tables and desks will come out. If it is a film house, a projection screen with benches and stools will come out. If it is a children’s home, small furniture with cars, animals and a playground will come out,” suggests Jurgen Bey.


About Studio Makkink & Bey

Droog’s collaboration with Dutch designer Jurgen Bey started in the early ’90s and resulted in the design of, amongst others, Kokon furniture, Tree-trunk bench and St. Petersburg chair for the Droog collection. In 2002 Bey formed Studio Makkink & Bey with Rianne Makkink.


Working together, they analyze content and search for the relation of things and their users. In their words, ‘town planning, architecture and landscape architecture are indissolubly connected to products and can be in symbiosis; the lamp has influenced architecture and the built home the products for the interior.’


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