ID&A Thomas More has been a creative breeding ground for interior and furniture design in Mechelen for many years.
The interior design programme has existed there for more than 50 years, and for more than 10 years also in open higher education (OHO). This year, the continuing education programme Furniture Design (VOMO) is sharing its 21st edition with the professional field.
At Contemporary Design Market, ID&A shows furniture prototypes of some of the many talents from the most recent generation... This is how, for example, Wouter Persyn realised the GORDN within his VOMO year. Lore Boon designed the DODECAHEDRON CHAIR as a bachelor's thesis in interior design.
GORDN by Wouter Persyn ...cupboard or art? Question of perspective.
Forwards, backwards and forwards again. If you pass by Gordn, there is no other way. This functional art object allows the user to choose between art or cupboard: either you see the cupboard, or you see an optical illusion. After all, the opening reminiscent of the way in which Gordon Matta-Clark tackled buildings is not without obligation. When the user looks at the cupboard from the predetermined point of view, a perfect circle appears to float, 3D becomes 2D and the cupboard becomes art. Because the circle disappears completely from all other points of view and Gordn becomes a cabinet again, the user has to actively search for the optical illusion in order to marvel.
Lore Boon's DODECAHEDRON CHAIR also tilts on that boundary of functional furniture and object, literally and figuratively: depending on how you tilt it, the seating comfort or even the function changes. But even without the functionality(s) present, this modified dodecahedron in powder coated steel is a striking object in the living environment.
Date event : 26-09 & 27-09
Opening hours: 10am-6pm
Tel: +32 (0)15 369 240
address: Avenue du Port 86C, 1000 Bruxelles