Relief is a minimalist furniture piece designed by Copenhagen-based studio MBADV in collaboration with Gallery FUMI. Each piece of furniture consists of a number of rolled hammertoned steel arches that hold the stained Douglas Pine plates with varying cuts. The arches and plates are retained by a unique assembly bracket in wood, steel and brass fittings. Together, these cuts create cavities of various sizes, in which there is room for storage in the custom made burnished steel shelves or drawers. In the course of the material, a multitude of poetical reliefs are formed.
The repetition, dimensions and rhythm of the materials play with the perspective and the design of the two cabinets explores different degrees of functionality. These pieces investigates function of furniture and the space they occupy, as well as the creation of a piece of furniture with the highest quality and detailing craftsmanship. We are fascinated by a scenographic whole, based on a premise of creating furniture, to be perceived, experienced and surprise from every angle, in order to give the viewer an aesthetic and distinctive narrative about both architecture, furniture design and craftsmanship. Is it architecture or is it furniture?
Photography by Benita Marcussen