Performance Kills the Enjoyable by Lennart Van Uffelen is a collection of damaged furnishings that go by one precept: Performance is overrated! Merchandise develop into extra fascinating once they carry out their activity partly and even poorly. More often than not the picture or the emotional worth that the thing generates is what makes it so fascinating. In instances the place the performance is topic to the picture you see that the items are extra open for added worth from the person consumer. Enjoying with the bounds of performance results in questioning your self as a designer and as an proprietor. It´s necessary to create a robust relation between shopper and object the place humor and picture are equally as necessary because the perform. Rather more necessary then say, holding your books upright.
A primary attempt at discovering the bounds of perform, this chair has been stripped from its perform. Not by brute drive as a lot of the assortment however by cautious calculation. It has been given a brand new function and that’s to current an thrilling picture: the phantasm to sink within the floor behind, or rise from it. The chair, made out of redwood, is provided to hold out of your wall or ceiling. Put in to separate rooms it could join these rooms collectively.
The beginning of the FKF assortment was this enlightened bookcase put collectively by brute pressure. Kast.01 was developed for Les Petits Riens a corporation that fights towards poverty and exclusion in Belgium by promoting second hand clothes and objects. Alongside aspect well-known Belgian designers my work was chosen to assist increase cash for its trigger. This primary distinctive piece embodies the FKF philosophy utterly and held its personal amongst different nice items constructed from second hand furnishings. The bookcase itself is created from metallic whereas the chandelier is strong picket oak painted black to reinforce the silhouette of its destruction. Each objects succeed barely much less in executing there unique activity, however every one in every of them positive aspects a brand new activity. An extra added worth is in fact the picture that makes it humorous and notable.
Spiegel.01 is perhaps one of many extra practical items of the FKF-assortment. It exists of a collection of mirrors that appear to be hung by pressure. The nail, from which it’s mounted to the wall, creates cracks within the glass. The picture is hardly distorted with a linear view, whereas taking a look at it from a special angle it turns into extra than simply an every single day object. Nobody mirror is identical as they’re all smashed by hand. The mirrors are simply mountable with the included nails and plugs.
This desk continues on the identical path as Spiegel.01, it makes use of two gadgets which have a sure hyperlink to create a humorous picture. On this case it includes wooden and an axe. The desk is produced from the identical ash wooden as one incessantly finds in an axe deal with. To create a pure picture there’s nothing greater than two supplies the ash wooden and the chrome steel of the blade. The complete desk is made first in accordance with woodworking custom after which an axe smashes one of many legs and replaces it. Absolutely useful, simply thoughts the sharp edges.
Kast.02 is a extra sculptural piece. An previous, small chest of drawers was used as beginning floor. The inspiration comes forth from the second hand furnishings. By splitting it in two at first it turns into nonfunctional however by including a threaded rod and bolts the chest is made into 2 practical chests. The drawers don´t work however why ought to they? [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Lennart Van Uffelen]