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Surface Storage System

c. 2015

by Vincent Van Duysen
for B&B Italia

Surface Storage System

by Vincent Van Duysen
for B&B Italia

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Surface Storage System designed by Vincent Van Duysen for B&B Italia forms a collec­tion of low modular drawer units in various sizes that can be used inde­pen­dently or in conjunc­tion with each other. Each unit has been divided into a series of planes avail­able in a number of finishes – from satin to glossy, reflec­tive to veneer. As Van Duysen eloquently expressed… furni­ture with the graph­i­cal appear­ance of a Piet Mondrian paint­ing and the sculp­tural form of a Donald Judd artwork.”

The surface storage system modules are avail­able in 13 versions – four widths ranging from 29 – 1/2″ to 59″ and two heights, 18 – 1/8″ and 25 – 5/8″. All avail­able in several veneers – brushed light oak, brushed black oak, and gray or smoked oak – along with several satin paint finishes. Side panel and base­board are avail­able in bronzed painted nickel HPL laminate.

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Vincent Van Duysen

Belgium (1962)

Vincent Van Duysen is a master of simplicity. His architecture and interior projects reveal his emphasis on form, material, light, and landscape. Whether constructed of wood, brick, or concrete, his structures stimulate quiet moments of reflection and beauty, framing the user as they walk up a staircase, offering an unexpected view of the surrounding terrain, or collecting light as it comes and goes. There is vitality in every detail, even if the overall impression of his work is minimalist and stark.

The Belgian talent, who worked at Ettore Sottsass’s studio in the late 1980’s before starting his own studio in Antwerp, approaches his industrial design work in a similar way. Every piece Van Duysen creates, whether the modular Surface table for B&B Italia or the Ratio kitchen for Dada, is an extension of the interior where it will live. The designs are therefore always functional and user-friendly. They also carry the same emphasis on natural materials and simple shapes without unnecessary adornment that defines Van Duysen’s architecture.


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