For the 'Messmerizing Collection', we have chosen pieces that show the versatility of vintage design. From a 1980s Memphis Design Mendini Cabinet to a set of French Kali Sofa's by Michel Ducaroy.
These pieces are easily combined with contemporary art and using vintage is also more sustainable.
Z-shaped Italian Console in Oak and Walnut 1980s
One of the items we will showcase is the 'Z-shaped Italian Console in Oak and Walnut 1980s'.
This Italian item from the 1980s can actually not only be categorized as a console but has a more ambiguous and hybrid character. Due to its z-shape and height, this piece can be used in various ways. It can therefore serve as a console, but you can also sit on it or use it as an object in itself.
Viewed from the side, the design unmistakably reminds us of Gerrit Rietveld's zig-zag chair. A chair that is widely seen as a pure example of synthesis between form, function, and construction. Perhaps this has also been the inspiration for the designer and a small nod has been made by shaking up the proportions of this design a bit.
About Krista van Oudheusden
Krista van Oudheusden is the founder and owner of AtKris Studio and a big supporter of female entrepreneurship and collaboration.