mint is proud to announce the launch of a handmade polished steel desk and chair by Dutch designer Joost Van Bleiswijk as part of his “No Screw No Glue Series”.
The chair consists of 6 parts and the desk of 34 parts, all hand finished stainless steel that slot into one another without glue, screws or welds. Both are available in a limited edition of 8, plus 2 artist proofs.
Below are a few comments from the designer:
“I find it interesting to work with construction methods to create forms that limit the possibilities of what I can design.
Then I come up with a shape and push those limitations.
The objects have a classical feel. This is because I draw inspiration from the past and create contemporary versions of long forgotten objects such as a writing desk, standing clock, hourglass and a chessboard.
These items have so much history that it’s very interesting to play with the archetypal outcome of hundreds of years of furniture design.”
mint will be celebrating the launch on Friday, October 12th 2007.