Rising Furniture by Robert van Embricqs
Robert van Embricqs graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy with his Rising Chair design. After his graduation, he focused his attention on finding new ways to make the techniques he had developed during the Rising Chair’s design suitable for different pieces of furniture.
In his research, Van Embricqs became fascinated by the aesthetically pleasing, yet intricate complexity of the natural form. Finding inspiration for his designs in bone structure, plant life and movement, one question remained: ‘to what degree is the object you’re creating capable of dictating its own design?’
This led him to develop a minimalistic design approach that can be best described as a collaboration between the designer and his material.
An important aspect of his design process is Van Embricqs’ conscious focus on coupling functionality with an aesthetically pleasing look. Too often, flexible furniture is designed with only practicality in mind, resulting in rather unappealing final products. What sets apart the Rising Furniture line, is the fact that the products always revert to their base form.
Last edited: November 25, 2013
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Participating designers Robert van Embricqs
Location map number 19Klokgebouw Hall 3
5617 AB Eindhoven
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