Project Import Export
P.I.E. website (organic furniture)
Materiality is a fundamental and significant factor in our sensory experiences. I would hope most of us can appreciate well articulated and controlled design when it exist. Too often we only recall and appreciate design when it falters. Most of us can recall a moment when a piece of furniture was uncomfortable, awkward and left a pain in our bodies. In the same regard we need to be considerate and conscious of the moments when design works.
The beginning of any project is always the point of creativeness. This is the point when ideas are spawned and when the imagination has the freedom to wander. At the same time I would say this is the point to be critical and decisive.
In this case the customer is asked to accept the architect/ designers rules. The creator is telling us that this particular piece must be rattan, aluminum, waterhyacinth, lianna or bamboo. We are also told that the piece will be rigid yet organically allow our human form to mold simultaneously. It will be shapely and large, yet hollow seeming almost light and fragile. The natural elements tie you directly with the earth and the industrial components contrast its basic intent. Everything has seemed to be carefully thought through down to it's scale, proportion and function.