DENSE * for Museum Schone Kunsten Ghent
For the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent, we are asked to develop the new bookshop and entrance of the museum. For us, the inspiration starts with the curves of a curtain: the dept and the color difference is an aim to translate into furniture.
The more human and open furniture, is warm in their presence; visually and in daily use. With the history of the building and the existing furniture of Maarten van Severen in mind.
The focus is laid on finding a balance between the straight lines and aluminium frames of Maarten Van Severen, and the tactile furniture of D/B Ontwerpstudio. The bookcases and presentation modules made from impregnated deep green chipwood, are based on a fascination for this fibrous material and touchable surfaces: It simulates the character of felt.
The curved profiles are a translation of the drapes of a curtain; Shadow and depth through these details.