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STUDIO PART

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Designers at STUDIO PART are very aware that every object, drawing or even concept is interlinked and has an effect on its surrounding environment, be it physical or emotional.

Bio

The studio aims to look at design, not as a single occupation, but as a woven whole in a world of plenty, believing more in a universal connection than just the duality of their universe. This offers a gigantic freedom in design but also a huge consequential responsibility. Designers at STUDIO PART are very aware that every object, drawing or even concept is interlinked and has an effect on its surrounding environment, be it physical or emotional. Knowing this, they do not take their job lightly.

Each object is undeniably a part of its surroundings. This being one of the studio’s basic design rules, it creates a subtle connection between the objects, their users and other neighboring factors. When working on the humble scale of furniture it is important to be aware of the context. Misplacement of objects and materials can often lead to a speeded decay and a feeling of dissatisfaction. It is crucial to avoid these mistakes by connecting the dots carefully and creating work that is timelessly intertwined to its surroundings. By identifying with an object, it will last a lifetime and live on as a part of remembrance.

Objects

system P5

SYSTEM P5, 2022
Furniture system
Folded sheet metal
5 cm x 25 cm x 20 cm, custom sizes available

The steel system P5 combines creative handcraft with industrial scale technology. Using metal work at its finest, a single bolt connects the folded sheet metal. As the bolt is wider than its steel recipient, a rare and beautiful insight is given on how this connection operates, delivering a democratic yet artistic new way of constructing furniture that is both personal craftsmanship as well as large scale manufacturing. The clear finish reveals the raw steel material as colour. The construction becomes the aesthetic. 

system P4

SYSTEM P4, 2021
Shelving unit
Local sonian beech wood (Brussels, B)
Custom sizes available

Created with the wood grown from a locally planted seed, the system P4 owes its origin to the love for the dovetail joint. Maximizing this ancient craft, the designers were able to make a cradle-to-cradle shelving system that does not use any glue and is therefore a supreme example of the conscious crafting they aim to do. The aesthetics, much like the wood joints and the traditional production method, are of a timeless character. Natural minimalism.

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Chair
Powder-coated steel
Folded plywood and leather

The frame of this chair is an ode to the longstanding tradition of tube bending in the Belgian furniture scene. Two mirrored steel lines dance around the plywood and leather seating, form a union leading upward and embrace the leather backrest. There are no trivialities with this design yet the simple geometrical duet between the circular seat and rectangular backrest render the whole a poetic playfulness.

Tafel π

π, 2022
Table
Rugged sheet metal, clear varnish
38 cm x Ø 80 cm, custom sizes available

The table π, after the number and the shape, is constructed with as few actions as possible and tries to play off the raw steel instead of hiding it. The asymmetrical base visually guides the viewer's gaze inwards, all around, and also provides functional space for seating. The thin sheet material, connected using the same custom bolt technique as used in system P5, makes the table seem very light despite its monolithic gravity. A trompe l'oeil, just like a circle itself actually.

P4

Shelving unit
Local oak

Grown from a locally planted seed, the system P4 owes its origin to the love for the dovetail joint. Maximizing this ancient craft we were able to make a cradle to cradle shelving system that does not use any glue and is therefore a supreme example of the conscious crafting we aim to do. The aesthetics, much like the wood joints and the traditional production method, are of a timeless character. Evoking minimalism while maintaining a warm wooden feel.