Cut-On Collection, TABLEAU / DINESEN / COPENHAGEN CONTEMPORARY - 2021 Collaboration with Davide Ronco
Cut-On takes its name and features from the origin of its material, to show how left-overs can turn into a fresh and finished collection of furniture.
Dinesen designs bespoke solid and engineered wooden flooring of extraordinary quality and dimension. Each tree is selected based on quality criteria such as straightness, growth rings, knots and harmony, and only a small proportion of trees live up to the standards. Its products are made from among the most esteemed and high-quality woods and so are its cut-offs.
When they asked us to design a seating collection we couldn’t help but reflect on the value, the production processes and the aesthetic properties of this wood.
We created two chairs. The first enhances details and parts, like bark and big knots, which in the floor production must always be discarded. The wood had not to be refined in its thickness and surface, making the chair preserve mistakes and details related to the production, and highlighting the unpredictable beauty of the wood. The second chair, together with the bench and stool of the same family, is the result of a longer study where we wanted to create a more industrial and reproducible product, where form, material and proportion are at the base of its design.
As a switched Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, through rough lines and surfaces, irregularity hides perfection.
Designed for the Connie-Connie cafeteria at Copenhagen Contemporary
Art direction Tableau
Handcrafted by Arthur Monsacré / Monsi
Fascinated by the chair heritage in Friuli (in northeastern Italy) the assumptions of this low, lounge chair arise from the desire to reflect on the role between the designer and the craftsman. Designing and building this chair was an opportunity to experience the sensation of making a chair from wood. The intention to go back to the origins is translated through an architectural vocabulary of very simple volumes, that finds its roots in a long research on archetypes of lounge chairs. This object wanted to communicate calmness and to serve as a retreat, through a certain balance between strength and lightness.
Photography: Pablo Dorigo, Davide Ronco, Marco Van Ritj, Michael Rygaard.
Project at ECAL, 2018
Photography: Pablo Dorigo