Muebles nuevos tronco
Crisis de gabinete 2013
Armario de acero
Thanks to the grant from the Stichting Stokroos (Hollyhock Foundation), we’ve been able to create an object in silver for the Nederlands Zilvermuseum (Dutch Silver Museum) in Schoonhoven. Inspired by the stamped vase that we were commissioned to design for the province of North Brabant, we decided to make a bowl based on the same manufacturing process. However, we had a more transparent design in mind for the stamped bowl and we finally decided to include the bowl in the collection. In addition to the unique silver bowl, the stamped bowl can be produced in copper, brass and aluminium.
As with a great number of other products in the collection, irritation over the creation of worthless waste material while making one product formed the inspiration for a new product (or design?). The blocks of wood are glued together, levelled on one side and worked on the milling machine using moulds. This is waste processed on a high-quality machine, which provides maximum added value. Since 2002, when we bought the first computer-controlled milling machine, innumerable products have been created there, among which the products from the crisis collection are perhaps the most important. Since we acquired a second milling machine offering greater possibilities, new ideas and products are again bubbling to the surface. The milled bowls fit seamlessly into our tradition of not throwing things away and of getting the most out of the opportunities that we have ourselves created.