The blur between art and functional design is real in furniture by Antwerp based designers, Nortstudio. Graphic compositions in brightly colored geometric shapes, make these pieces stand out in any room. “We incorporate colors, materials and techniques into our designs in unusual and surprising ways,” says owner Jef De Brabander. Nortstudio’s furniture is artful, colorful and downright amazing!
These playful tiny tables are a translation of 2D graphic compositions into a 3D functional objects. Initially Brabander and his wife/partner, Kathleen Opdenacker, were experimenting with acrylic resin. Resin is a compound that can be moulded into shapes, then pigments can be added for color. Each table has three elements to support the table top, two of them are rectangular and one of them has a different form or structure. The whole is an interplay between graphic elements and combinations of color. Art or table? You decide!
Trays and Bookends
Made from acrylic resin, these moon-shaped trays are an artful addition to any tablescape….you can prop them up on a countertop for an added pop of color. The bookends echo the strong geometric design in the trays and tables. Forming an interplay between circles and rectangles, these bookends are combination of vibrant color and pastel shades…sure to illuminate any bookshelf.