Maison & Objet 2014: Dutch firm Studio Macura has launched a collection of furniture and home accessories, including a marble tablet stand and oversized cork bottle stoppers.
Designers Marko Macura and Ingeborg van Uden, founders of Eindhoven-based Studio Macura, created a series of objects from marble, porcelain, steel, wood and cork to form a minimal collection of accessories.
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The range includes Lako: a geometric bent-steel wire rack for storing books and magazines, which can be propped open on either side. Its lightweight structure and handle at the apex enable it to be moved around easily.
The Visi coat hook, which references traditional shaker coat pegs, is constructed from beach or oak and available in a variety of finishes. The hooks can be arranged at random in a playful configuration or in horizontal line for a more traditional effect.
The Boca porcelain vessel is designed for watering plants. Its tree-like form provides a different functions from each “branch”: plants can be sprinkled gently from the shower opening or watered by a single stream from the spout. A decorative felt ring collects any droplets of water left behind.
Vino is a wine bottle accessory that can be used as a stopper for wine, or reversed and used as a bottle holder. Made from natural cork, it is capped with a brightly coloured plastic plate.
Blok is a marble stand designed to hold a digital tablet device – the weight of the natural material allowing for stable interaction with the screen.
A pair of side tables, named Kamen, each feature a conical marble stand and circular steel top. “The interplay of matt-finished marble and a thin steel top, creates an elegant and timeless piece of furniture,” said the designers.
Finally, a small 3D-printed bookmark comes in the form of a dove. The bird perches on top of the pages while a long string keeps the reader’s place. The Pero doves are designed in two different positions, one standing and one pecking, and are available in a number of colours.
The collection debuted at Paris trade fair Maison & Objet last month.
Photography is by Riikka Kantinkoski and styling is by Susanna Vento.