Room for a Daybed

Realized in collaboration with Johnston Marklee, Room for a Daybed represents a reversal in the typical relationship between architecture and furniture. Conventionally, furniture is selected or developed in response to an existing or new building. With Room for a Daybed we have done the opposite, and developed an interior as a spatial response to the single object it contains: the Twill Weave Daybed. Like the daybed, the interior is built of textile, and it seeks to define a soft architecture. While the Daybed draws from mast construction, the room conceived around it references sail design. Four inner walls made from suspended billowing non-woven textile, occupy much of the room’s volume and create an intimate area around the daybed. The nested space is oriented at a 45 degree angle to the enclosing corrugated steel walls, and has four entry points at its corners. The  floor is covered with a thick sound dampening felt, and the ceiling is open to the sky above. The overhead aperture hosts a single light source, a lighting balloon used on film and television sets, that casts a soft light on the curved walls and day bed below. The space is intended for contemplation and rest, and explores the wide structural, spatial and visual limits of textile.

Commissioned by OFFICE KGDVS for the occasion of the 25th Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk

Room for a Daybed
  1. Rennsport Reunion 7
  2. Rennsport Reunion 7
  3. Rennsport Reunion 7
  4. Skateboard
  5. Skateboard
  6. Skateboard
  7. Skateboard
  8. Skateboard
  9. Skateboard
  10. Skateboard
  11. Skateboard
  12. Skateboard
  13. Skateboard
  14. Skateboard
  15. Skateboard
  16. Square Chair
  17. Kvadrat Flagship Showroom, NYC
  18. Kvadrat Flagship Showroom, NYC
  19. Kvadrat Flagship Showroom, NYC
  20. Kvadrat Flagship Showroom, NYC
  21. Kvadrat Flagship Showroom, NYC
  22. Blum & Poe Book store
  23. Blum & Poe Book store
  24. Blum & Poe book store
  25. Blum & Poe Book store
  26. Plywood and Cork Screens
  27. Plywood and Cork Screens
  28. Plywood and Cork Screens
  29. Hem San Francisco
  30. Hem Pop-Up San Francisco
  31. Hem Pop-Up San Francisco
  32. Camper Store
  33. Camper Store
  34. Camper Store
  35. Camper Store
  36. Camper Store
  37. Granite Benches
  38. Granite Benches
  39. Brujas Training Facility
  40. Brujas Training Facility
  41. Brujas Training Facility
  42. Solid Textile Screen
  43. Solid Textile Screen
  44. Solid Textile Screen
  45. Concrete Petanque Terrains and Aluminum Bench
  46. Realgar
  47. Twill Weave Daybed
  48. Room for a Daybed
  49. Selected Works
  50. Vitra Presents Work
  51. Sunset
  52. Longing
  53. Longing
  54. Longing
  55. Aluminum Bench / Sainsbury Gallery
  56. Aluminum Bench / Sainsbury Gallery
  57. Twill Weave Daybed
  58. Twill Weave Daybed
  59. Aluminum Bench, Volume Gallery
  60. Vitra Workspace
  61. Vitra Workspace: An Office Perspective
  62. Photo by David Van Severen
  63. Dog
  64. Olivares Aluminum Chair
  65. Aluminum Bench
  66. Aluminum Bench
  67. Source Material
  68. Source Material
  69. Delivery
  70. Aluminum Chair
  71. Aluminum Chair
  72. Aluminum Chair
  73. Olivares Aluminum Chair
  74. An Exploded View
  75. An Exploded View
  76. Library and social hub
  77. Library and social hub
  78. Joint
  79. A Small Museum for the American Metaphor
  80. Polyurethane Seating Platform
  81. Polyurethane Seating Platform
  82. Smith
  83. Smith
  84. Smith
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