Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem has moved into merchandise design and style and produced a series of nature-influenced items for the home, including a shelving technique that references a rock formation and a sink based mostly on an iceberg.

Kedem and colleague Irene Goldberg developed the shelves, sink and mirror as the first 3 objects from a assortment that will eventually also consist of tables, chairs and other products for the property.

Pitsou Kedem furniture

“As architects we style spaces for individuals – spaces that market a sense of place, calling their visitors to linger,” said Kedem, whose architecture tasks in his native nation contain a concrete 1950s-inspired property constructed for his household. “We developed Object to full this knowledge.”

The architect installed the Object things in an additional of his buildings: a residence close to Tel Aviv shaded by perforated weathered steel screens.

Pitsou Kedem furniture

The variety contains the modular Library shelving method, which comprises a blackened steel grid and oak boxes, offering closed-off and open storage.

Connected story: Perforated screens cast graphic shadow patterns in excess of concrete home by Pitsou Kedem

The freestanding piece has no back – enabling it to be accessed from each sides and used as a space divider.

Iceburg sink by Pitsou Kedem

Its design is primarily based on rock formations with holes in them, which are sound but also traversable. “We drew our inspiration for the collection from nature – organic phenomena and natural objects,” Kedem informed Dezeen.

Pitsou Kedem furniture

“For the sink we drew on the fascinating formations of icebergs – their mass, their colour and their material,” he explained of the mixed sink and shelf they have named Iceberg.

Pitsou Kedem furniture

Created from a single sound slice of Italian white stone attached to the wall, a glass front consists of the water.

“Like a floating iceberg, its white surfaces and elegant lines transform from plains to a mass as we move around it, changing our level of perception,” he additional.

Mirror by Pitsou Kedem

The Final Leaf is a double-sided circular mirror suspended from a painted iron pole, representing a droplet of water on the furthest leaf on a branch.

The mirror revolves close to its pole as well as its own axis, presenting a distinct reflection scale on every side. Its movement reveals the red colour of the inner frame.

Mirror by Pitsou Kedem

“The style of our objects is a playful dance between masses and plains, a continual movement between volume and void,” Kedem explained. “We realised we needed to create daily objects that enrich the everyday rituals of our lives. We feel that incorporating a smile to effectively-formed architecture every now and then is a essential gesture.”

Pitsou Kedem furniture

Architects have long dabbled in merchandise design, using it to experiment with their signature types at a smaller sized scale.

Examples contain Norm Architects, which collaborated with Note Design and style Studio on the Patchwork Marble Table for Menu and Zaha Hadid, who has lately extra a variety of stools and a bowl developed to resemble ice formations to her assortment of furnishings for London’s David Gill Gallery.

Photography is by Amit Geron.



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