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Series of tables made by : 2001, Accattone, Asli Çiçek, B-ILD with Dirk Jaspaert & Vincent de Rijk, BAST, Bétillon Freyermuth architects, Cédric Libert, CENTRAL office for architecture and urbanism, Concorde, Didon, Dieter Leyssen (51N4E), Elmēs, fala atelier, FELT Architecture & Design, Francelle Cane, Giusto Van Campenhout, Guma, Ištvan Išt Huzjan & Tina Javornik, Jean-Benoît Vétillard architecture, Jeanne & Jean-Didier Bergilez, Krutejavas Studio for Architecture, l’AUC, Laetitia Gendre & Iwan Strauven, Lucrèce, Martial Coudamy, Maxime Delvaux, Maximiliaan Royakkers, MBL architectes, Nicolas Dorval-Bory Architectes, NP2F architectes, Olivier Campagne (ArtefactoryLab), Peaks, Piovenefabi, Plan Común and Claire Léger, Plant en Houtgoed, Studio NOCC, UR bureau d’architecture et d’urbanisme, Vidic Grohar Arhitekti
These moments of discussion were given a collective dimension by asking about 40 national and international architects, designers, and artists the same question: What is your object of fascination? Personal explorations were translated into a creative process. Fascinations were shown through images, told through stories, and brought to life in the design of an aluminum coffee table. The table then became the physical witness of a moment when the domestic environment was the only available place of inspiration.
These personal quests resulted in a furniture series composed of 44 coffee tables made of wax-polished aluminium. A precise protocol in the thinking and making methodology was established. Each participant selected an image of a personal object of fascination, out of which a shape was extracted, redrawn, scaled and sent to a CNC machine to be cut out of a 5 mm thick aluminium sheet. Cylindrical aluminium legs, 30 mm wide by 27 cm tall, were then welded. The whole was sanded, scotch-brightened and wax-polished for hours.
Objects of Fascination explores digital technology and craftsmanship through found forms. It can be seen as a collection of personal Weltanschauungen, an attempt to give a physical form to the multiplicity of our collective cultural background.