Lap Shelving | Marina Bautier
Case Furniture presentó en Portobello Docks durante el London Design Festival el sistema de almacenaje Lap Shelving, uno de los nuevos diseños de Marina Bautier para el 2009. Este producto modular permite diferentes configuraciones, desde una consola a una librería. A partir de una producción de bajo coste, Bautier obtiene una pieza con estructura de madera de roble y baldas y cajoneras metálicas. Aunque tampoco hay que perder de vista la otra novedad de la diseñadora belga, Modular seating, un asiento que incluye una lámpara de pie de acero incrustada en la estructura de madera.
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Marina Bautier presents three new projects: a folding lounge chair, a collection of storage furniture and a modular seating. These typically functional typologies acquire here a sober, yet warm feel beyond their utilitarian role. Through an acute attention to the materials used as well as to the assembly and the details, Marina Bautier aims at creating classics easy to produce and thought out for a durable use. Taking little space when folded away, Fold keeps nevertheless the comfort of a standard lounge chair. Its language is voluntary the one of an indoor seat, thanks to the choice of material, the generous proportions and the padded seat. Easily moved around it can also occasionally be used outside. Each element contributes to the unity of the whole, from the lines and proportions of the cross structure, through the press studs allowing to fix the woollen pad, to the metal brackets which
visually express the language of a folding chair.
Lap Shelving is a modular storage system that combines a low production cost with a real quality of appearance and use. Laser cut, folded and powder coated metal shelves and storage units integrate themselves within an oak structure. The system enables to create consoles and bookshelves and to join several units without doubling the structure The basic element of the flexible seating system is the bridge shaped leg. The repetition of the oak legs creates a regular rhythm that expresses the modula-rity of the project.
The thin padded seats (with or without backrest) invite to a short rest in a hall, a hotel lounge or a library for example. A metal pole with a black lampshade is fixed to the armrest. Beyond its functionality, it contributes to define an intimate sphere and introduces a warm domestic code in the rational typology of waiting rooms seating.
Graduated from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (UK), Belgian designer Marina Bautier set up her own design practice in 2002 in Brussels. She works on a wide range of projects, from products to interiors.
Marina Bautier cultivates a design approach based on use. Away from any pretence, she creates furniture and objects whose quiet normality hides many small attentions; furniture and objects which render many services without ever encumbering. While she gives priority to simple structures and materials easily manufactured, she also attaches great care to the appearance and implementation qualities. Away from technological rhetoric, Marina Bautier emphasizes the beauty and the modernity of familiar materials, and especially of wood. Marina Bautier works internationally with clients such as Idée (JP), Case (UK), Ligne Roset (FR), and De La Espada (P).