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Vision Storage System

c. 1985/2016

by Karel Boonzaaijer + Pierre Mazairac
for Pastoe

Vision Storage System

by Karel Boonzaaijer + Pierre Mazairac
for Pastoe

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The Vision Storage System designed by Karel Boon­za­ai­jer + Pierre Mazairac for Pastoe is perhaps the most compre­hen­sive modular cabinet storage system ever created.

The design­ers’ philos­o­phy in the mid 1980s for devel­op­ing the Vision Storage System was that any cabinet compo­si­tion should be an inte­gral archi­tec­tural compo­nent of the inte­rior. Initially, Vision Storage was conceived as a single box form – no handles, seam­lessly mitered, and avail­able in differ­ent width, depths, and heights. Over the ensuing years, a number of new forms have been added includ­ing open shelves and boxes, all expand­ing the already exten­sive inher­ent compo­si­tion possi­bil­i­ties with the orig­i­nal version of Vision Storage. Compo­si­tions can be wall-mounted; they can also be free­stand­ing by resting on floor glides or even elevated using plinths of various sizes. Cabi­nets can be open or they can feature fronts that employ simple push/​touch tech­nol­ogy to open. Cabi­nets can be config­ured with drawers; open units can be subdi­vided with hori­zon­tal or vertical partitions. 

Karel Boonzaaijer + Pierre Mazairac

The collaborative work of Karel Boonzaaijer + Pierre Mazairac began at Pastoe, where they worked together on various furniture designs, including the L-160 furniture series. In 1980 they founded their own design company, Boonzaaijer and Mazairac and Partners, where they specialized in industrial design and architecture. Their design philosophy focuses on creating furniture that is a component of the overall architecture of a space. Together they are known for their functional seating and for the stunning work they create for a variety of clients. Collaborations and client work included Pastoe, Hennie de Jong, Leolux, Metaform, Castelijn, Arco, Apage, and IKEA.

The Vision Storage System designed by Karel Boonzaaijer + Pierre Mazairac for Pastoe is perhaps the most comprehensive modular cabinet storage system ever created.

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