SOLID / LIQUID console cabinet

Circular design research with solid surface kitchen and bathroom leftovers.

We designed this unique console for Mint shop in London for the TRANS-FORM exhibition during the London Design Festival in september 2018.

With extensive research, the studio developed a circular system to create new meaning to otherwise discarded pieces of beautiful material with unexpected possibilities and circularity.

When the studio designed a custom kitchen for a client with a solid surface worktop, they discovered the amount of leftovers which is created in the process of making it. This was the reason to partnership with the factory and collect the leftovers where the kitchen tops and amongst other products are made out of Hi-Macs, Corian, Betacryl and more.

These pieces of different sizes, colours and textures, are composed in a series of coffee tables, food dishes and cabinets / console each with a unique identity. Resulting in great interior pieces with up-cycling and consciousness in mind.

With SOLID/LIQUID, Studio Thier&vanDaalen explored the possibilities of HI-MACS by using a corresponding and contrasting colour for the liquid solid surface. Instead of using the liquid solid surface in an invisible way, they used it as a decorative part of the design.

The name SOLID/LIQUID resembles the process of creating the pieces; geometric shapes of solid surface material are fused together. Thereby, the studio created a relief within the solid pieces for the liquid solid surface to go its own way, creating new shapes and effects within the boundaries of the pattern.

Solid surface material is a delicate composition of acrylic, minerals and natural pigments that combine to create a smooth, non porous, thermoformable and visually seamless surface. The material meets the highest standards for quality in all aspects: material performance, fabrication, functionality and hygiene.

This research is made possible with support of Baars&Bloemhoff and CORA techniek.

size: ± 125 x 80 x 25 cm

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