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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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The B&B Italia Surface Storage System, designed by Vincent Van Duysen, is a true master­piece of modern furni­ture that effort­lessly blends prac­ti­cal­ity and luxury. Its low modular drawer units, avail­able in various sizes, can be used inde­pen­dently or combined to create a custom storage solu­tion that perfectly fits your living space.

Crafted from the finest mate­ri­als, the Surface Storage System boasts a stun­ningly beau­ti­ful graph­i­cal appear­ance remi­nis­cent of a Piet Mondrian paint­ing. At the same time, its sculp­tural form exudes an air of sophis­ti­ca­tion remi­nis­cent of a Donald Judd artwork. The drawer units are avail­able in various finishes, from glossy to reflec­tive, veneer to satin, to provide the utmost versa­til­ity and customization.

Choose from luxu­ri­ous veneers such as brushed light oak, brushed black oak, and gray or smoked oak, or opt for one of several satin paint finishes to match your exist­ing décor. The side panel and base­board are also avail­able in bronzed painted nickel HPL lami­nate, adding to the overall luxu­ri­ous feel of the piece.


Vincent Van Duysen


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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