Looking back onto the project highlights of 2017: “Athens Series” designed for @maniera_brussels. Photos © Christian Kahl and @martina_bjorn
“Athens Series is not the expression of a personal, intimate idea, feeling, or obsession, but rather a statement that tries to challenge the question of authorship”. Interested in the apparent banality of the objet trouvé, Christ & Gantenbein imagined “architecture out of architecture”. Through a process of interpretation, misinterpretation, translation and transformation, a traditional cutting block found on a market was turned into a series of pieces that simultaneously suggest and exceed their frame of reference. Made of wooden blocks held together by cylindrical elements in a Japanese lock, the series proposes a family of objects: a table, a stool and a side table.
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