◀︎  Exhibitions

OOF - Objects of Fascination

Exhibition presented until January 16, 2022 A project designed by : CENTRAL office for architecture and urbanism, Maxime Delvaux and UR office for architecture and urbanism

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

At the beginning of the first lockdown, everyone faced isolation, projects slowed down and work sometimes stopped. This compulsory ‘break’ constituted a time of introspection and reflection. The digital aperitivo around a virtual table became the common ground to share frustrations and fascinations. An opportunity to collaborate and share thoughts around a common project, a collaborative furniture series called Objects of Fascination.

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.


A project designed by
CENTRAL office for architecture and urbanism (Radim Louda, Paul Mouchet et Valentin Piret), Maxime Delvaux et UR bureau d’architecture et d’urbanisme (Gaétan Brunet et Chloé Valadié)


 Architecture Curating Practice, CENTRAL office for architecture and urbanism et UR bureau d’architecture et d’urbanisme


Roxane Le Grelle

CENTRAL office for architecture and urbanism, UR

Table production
WUYTS (Jimmy Boen, Robert Hasaj, Stefan Lesnak, Herbert Stockbroekx, Gerrit Touwslager) and ALTON (Anton Parys, Joannes Stockbroekx)

Table prototypes

Dominique Llorca

Objects of Fascination est une production d’Architecture Curating Practice originellement exposé au MAD Bruxelles en septembre 2021.

Dans la cadre de cette exposition une publication a été réalisée en collaboration avec Accattone.

Architecture curating practice

Evelyne Hinque, Roxane Le Grelle, Vinh Linh, Radim Louda, Elsa Marchal & Iwan Strauven

A project supported by