Monolit: furniture as sculpture
The new sideboard by Team by Wellis
10/05/2012 - Monolit finds Team by Wellis sweeping aside conventions in sideboard design. With its unheard-of amounts of storage space, it offers a new approach to orderliness. And releases volumes for a new freedom.
Furniture as sculpture
The Team by Wellis collection features furnishing systems that establish a conscious relationship with the built space. Designer Kurt Erni was keen to ensure that the product development of the new sideboard system followed the same structural and formal solutions found in architecture. Contemporary building design, which acted as a source of inspiration for the new storage object, embodies not only today's flexible, open and individualistic lifestyles.
At the forefront of his systematic design work were the originality, flamboyance and visibility of eye-catching buildings. Memorable uniqueness. Kurt Erni has created a refined sideboard family comprising unequal-sided triangular and rectangular shapes that, unlike some spectacular architectural sculptures, offer a compelling coherence.
New approach to orderliness
Monolit is a family of 17 core elements that combine and recombine to offer virtually infinite scope and unheard of design possibilities for exacting spatial solutions. The heterogeneous shapes and sizes of the elements lend themselves to integration within virtually any home situation. Passages, corridors and corners can be furnished with ease thanks to Monolit, which enhances their usefulness. Despite the new sideboard's compact dimensions, it is stunningly cavernous inside. The various storage depths offered by the elements provide a better overview of the contents, as well as easier access. The asymmetrically divided doors open to reveal a new approach to orderliness.
New flow patterns in the room
Monolit rethinks the room by discreetly emerging from walls as a standing or hanging object; alternatively, its sculptural qualities mean it can be used as a free-standing room divider. The highly expressive clarity of the new sideboard family is emphasised by the incredibly precise workmanship and personalisation options such as refined-looking tops in glass or marble. At first glance, these asymmetrical and unusual items of storage furniture come across as rather flamboyant. Arranged, however, as a combination of core and supplementary elements, they provide new ways of apportioning space, which in turn gives rise to new harmonious flow patterns. New spatial settings for enhanced creative freedom.
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