SALONE DEL MOBILE x EXPOSUR BY REV-001 GROUP 2019


LOCATION | ALCOVA MILANO, MILAN, ITALY
TYPE | GROUP FURNITURE SHOW
IN COLLABORATION WITH | MASS STUDIO INC.


THE DUMBBELL BENCH IS AN EXPLORATION OF THE INTERLOCKING OF SIMPLE SHAPES IN EFFORTS TO CREATE A BESPOKE FURNITURE PIECE. IN THIS CASE, A CYLINDRICAL PVC PIPE INTERLOCKS TWO SOLID SQUARE END PIECES, FORMING A BENCH.

THE PIVOT CHARI AND TABLE SET IS ANOTHER EXPLORATION OF INTERLOCKING FLAT FINISHED PLYWOOD PIECES, HELD TOGETHER ONLY BY WHERE THEY MEET. NO SCREWS/GLUE USED HERE. THE TWO SEATS ARE JOINED TO THE TABLE TOP BY TWO COPPER HINGES, ALLOWING THEM TO SWIVEL ANY WHICH WAY.

THESE TWO PIECES WERE EXHIBITED IN THE GROUP EXHIBITION, EXPOSUR, BY REV-001 GROUP AT ALCOVA MILANO, DURING SALONE DEL MOBILE 2019.

EXPOSUR IS A COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITION BY REV-001 GROUP THAT EXPLORES THE VALUE AND INDIVIDUALITY OF COMMON CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS BEYOND THEIR CONVENTIONAL USE. DESIGNED WITH EXPRESS PURPOSE IN COMPOSITION, FORM, FINISH, AND INHERENT MATERIAL PROPERTY, THEY ARE RARELY EXPOSED OR CELEBRATED IN THEIR RAW STATE. THE PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS DEVELOPED PIECES THAT SEEK TO REVEAL THE UNINTENTIONAL BEAUTY AND HONESTY OF THESE MATERIALS, PLACING THEM IN A NEW DOMESTIC CONTEXT.

REV-001 GROUP IS A COLLECTIVE OF INTERNATIONAL DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS FROM GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, AND THE UNITED STATES: MIRKO IHRIG, CASEY DORAN LEWIS, DAN SNYDER, ERIK BERG KREIDER, LAYLEE SALEK + SANAM SALEK (MA-MA), SAFURA SALEK (MASS STUDIO INC.), AND STUDIO XYZ.