In 1991 the German artist and designer Florian Borkenhagen was commissioned to revisit the classic Marcel Breuer drawer unit from 1924. He kept the volumes and proportions intact, replaced the lacquered wood with stainless steel and in typical Borkenhagen fashion, added a humorous touch in the form of a variety of interesting drawer knobs.
Florian Borkenhagen lives and works in Hamburg, Germany. His work deliberately straddles the space between art and design with its sculptural, found-object visual dialectic. His sculptures often invite one to interact, while his designs in the furniture and interior design often have a sculptural character.
With his passion for mobility and desire to challenge branded perception, he deconstructs, transforms and reconstructs everyday objects, providing them with a sophisticated value, always keeping one eye on the humorous aspects of social reality. Source: www.florianborkenhagen.de
TECTA is a furniture manufacturing company based in Lauenförde, Germany. It was founded in 1956 by the architect Hans Könecke. The company name comes from Latin, and means "to design" or "to execute". In 1972 Werner and Axel Bruchhäuser took over the company, and Bruchhäuser remains in charge to this day, jointly since 2001 with his nephew Christian Drescher.
The product line of Tecta consists of Bauhaus re-editions, such as the iconic cantilever chair, and derivative designs. Numerous items of furniture created by avant-garde designers of the 1920s have been mass-produced for the first time by Tecta. Tecta’s faithful and licensed re-editions of Bauhaus models are approved by the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin and bear as an imprint the Bauhaus symbol designed by Oskar Schlemmer in 1922 at the original Bauhaus school in Weimar.
Tecta also works with a variety of contemporary architects and artists to create modern furniture based on Bauhaus principles.
Tecta continues to work in the commitment to the Modern Movement - a movement which, as architect Peter Smithson put it, "…is not legacy in the sense of a sum of money to be spent or speculated with…it is a genetic stance, a responsibility…something to live up to."
Corpus stainless steel, 2 handles on side, glass top, 6 or 9 drawers with steel fronts, 6 or 9 various buttons, first drawer with lock, with castors
Small (Width 30cm, depth 41cm, height 70cm)
Large (Width 30cm, depth 41cm, height 100cm)
Made in Germany
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