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Living Box, designed by Vincent Van Duysen: starting from a typically architectural project such as a building, a stage for concerts and conferences or a monumental space, Vincent Van Duysen reduced its scale transforming it into a household object with particular features and the possibility of new uses.

由 设计 Vincent Van Duysen


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Living Box was conceived as an independent item of furniture, usable in any room of the house, but mainly suitable for the living room. Despite its reduced size, it retains the rigour and monumentality of the building it derives from, accentuating its details by means of quality materials. Living Box is a low, but large (230, 280, 330, 380) doorless rectangular container, in which the outside and inside contrast with each other via the use of different materials. The top features marble and different woods, specially arranged to decorate the surface. The whole is enclosed within an iris and pewter frame, thread-like if seen from above, but forming a thick profile surrounding the inside space if seen from the front.

The top can be fitted and integrated with trunking, useful for facilitating connections of any kind between multimedia equipment, TVs or lighting equipment. The rest of the top can be left free or used to display artistic or personal ornaments.

The inside space recalls a “magical cave” and features numerous surprises. The woods used, including Eucalyptus and the new Sunrise Oak finish, are the facing materials used, and which completely envelop and mark the perimeter.

Sunrise Oak is like the revisitation of a classic theme reinterpreted with a contemporary taste, without excluding accents of warmth and tactile softness. The new finish, featuring a very light shade skillfully achieved by our expert cabinet makers, is further enhanced by the particular way in which the wood is irregularly brushed according to a time-honoured process reinvented in a modern key.

Suffused lighting is provided by Leds. The inside space is completely free and devoid of sharp corners thanks to special curved corner-covers. The space created in this way allows any type of object to be displayed at will. If this scenographic solution does not fit the purpose, one or more sober and elegant sets of drawers can be added, with an iris and pewter, or a wood finish and featuring a sober and elegant design. These occupy the free space, concealing what is useful but preferably not visible.

The sets of drawers are self-standing and can be placed in any part of the room, giving rise to multiple configurations: small architectural items within a larger shell.
The system is completed with a technical Tape container designed to meet the specific requirements linked to the world of video – HIFI equipment.

“Very architectural, Living Box is distinguished by its different use of materials and its refined details. Very present and graphic, it’s steeped in the tradition of Italian craftsmanship and it’s definitely a key piece in one’s living room. Many small details make the product one of a kind, for instance the combination of materials, the internal built-in lighting, and so on.”


Vincent Van Duysen

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Vincent Van Duysen

Vincent Van Duysen于1962年出生于比利时的洛克伦,毕业于根特的圣.卢卡斯高级建筑学院。 Vincent先生于1986年至1989年间分别工作于米兰和布鲁塞尔;在此后的1990年,他在安特卫普开设立自己的工作室,专注于建筑和室内设计。 在他的设计作品当中,室内设计和建筑设计之间的关系是十分深刻的:事实上家具和附属物品也以建筑设计的角度进行了考量,不限于形式但非常注重内部空间和其与外部建筑的关系。 Vincent先生的作品对建筑进行了重新诠释,重新定义了Van Duysen的尺寸,创建了具有极大纯洁度并保持具体特征和稳固基础形式的对象。

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Vincent Van Duysen

"安全感是一件很重要的事情,它代表着我们的需求,是我想在建筑和设计项目中想要诠释的东西"

Vincent Van Duysen

Living Box

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