The whole is greater then the sum of it’s parts? The Keystone project began as an investigation into just that, where loose autonomous objects create balance, which is created through the underlying relationship of the separate elements.
These parts associate with the three basic elements of a roman bridge; the spanners, the elemental building blocks, and the keystone. Our abstracted and reassembled versions of these three elements lead to the Keystone chair, a chair where there are no physical connections. Originally made from con- crete (backrest), rubber (keystone element) and ceramics (sit surface). Only it’s shear weight is what holds the whole together. By using each other’s strengths, an independent structure is formed.
This version of the Keystone chair is upholstered with textiles from Kvadrat / Raf Simons collection, but also available in the Hallingdal collection from Kvadrat.
photos by Henrik Jauert
Casper Sejersen Studio
Naturally formed stone is not malleable or pourable so only through the removal of material one can create forms. The use of Hi-Macs material allows for the same properties of stone because it is just that, but then ground with a binding medium that makes it possible when warmed to bent and being able to do things natural stone cannot.
In the Arc bench and stools, two common radiuses are the basic element, the interchangeable parts lead to the different designs. An arc is a self-supporting element and therefor is inherently stable, the Arc bench and stools make good use of this trait which allows for the simple and slender shapes.
Photo’s by Patrick Meis
Through a play of the vertical and horizontal lines, glass sheets work to seemingly suspend free forms within an imaginary cube. In combination with the transparency of glass, light too becomes a mate- rial through the use of filters. By observing the table from different angles, the surfaces changes with every step, ranging from the darkest of darks to transparent, combinations of planes can create constantly morphing imagery to be observed.
photos by Patrick Meis
About OS ∆ OOS
OS ∆ OOS is a design studio for small objects to larger spatial concepts;
OS ∆ OOS tries to find the balance between form, material and their relation to the surroundings and the user. For it is the constant search to find the essence in the complex that drives them, taking an initial concept and working it into an object that conveys only what is meant to.
The majority of work borders the line of design (in the industrial/ functionality sense) and autonomous objects; best described as contemporary objects derived from concept, yet rationalized to give them purpose.
Oskar Peet (NL/CAN) and Sophie Mensen (NL) are both graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven (2009), and started the firm OS ∆ OOS in the Autumn off 2011. Both live and work currently in the city of Eindhoven, the Netherlands.