Studio Makkink & Bey
3102 Vitra my Home (Furnishings facilitating intellectual and creative concentration), 2007
commissioned by: Vitra
GAZE • verb: gaze; 3rd person present: gazes; past tense: gazed; past participle: gazed; gerund or present participle: gazing.
1. Look steadily and intently, especially in admiration, surprise, or thought. “he could only gaze at her in astonishment”. 2. A steady intent look. “he turned, following her gaze”.
Synonyms: stare, look fixedly, look vacantly, look, take a good look, gape, goggle, peer, leer; ogle, eye, contemplate, survey, scan, study; rubberneck at, give something the once-over, get a load of, check out; informal gawp at; informal eyeball; literary behold.
Origin: Late Middle English: perhaps related to obsolete ‘gaw’ (see gawk).
3102 Vitra my Home
What should furnishings look like, in order to facilitate intellectual and creative concentration in a very small area, while leaving the surrounding common space as large and open as possible?
Investigating this question has led to the creation of three objects that define a distinct space in different ways.
The ‘Paper Room’ duplicates the shape of the gallery in which it is located on a smaller scale, thereby changing the perspectives of the room.
With the raised workseat ‘High Spot’ one can climb up a ladder to occupy a different level, escaping to a higher place and utilising the space beneath the ceiling.
The desk object ‘Showcase’ with a top-mounted screen and storage unit made of acrylic, allows users regulate their exposure and visibility to others while they work.