Tomorrow Studio Makkink & Bey will open a new show at Spring Projects, London with The Crate Series. ‘The crate furniture first appeared after a trip to India, where Rianne Makkink noticed how people used crates as makeshift houses, mobile shops and workspaces.’
The raw unpolished crates morphed into a series of highly aesthetic furniture pieces with beautiful patterns.
Above my favorite, the BedCrate: ‘Dressed for bed, the wooden construction, as well as its blankets and linen are covered in a plaid pattern… On the inside the wood is covered with leather and cow skin to emphasize the pattern and give it more tactile properties…’
The Crate Series, 5th November 2010 to 14th January 2011, Spring Projects, Spring Place, Spring House, London NW5 3BH, UK.