Vincent Van Duysen’s new project for Molteni&C has materialized in an iconic and innovative work. The Margou armchair is the ideal embodiment of the Belgian designer’s constant search for formal exasperation and aesthetic freshness.
The construction of the seat and backrest skillfully combines aesthetics and ergonomics: the connection between the board of the supporting structure and the textile/leather part of the upholstery merge in a harmonious craftwork design.
“The Margou recalls well-known types of armchair designs. However, a closer look reveals generous and sensual shapes that distinguish it while anchoring it firmly in our time.”
- Vincent Van Duysen
The structure is given relevance, highlighted and exaggerated in the joint sections, making all the harmonious parts hypothetically fused into one piece, balancing the structural forces of the product.
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Vincent Van Duysen
Vincent Van Duysen was born in 1962, in Lokeren, Belgium and graduated in architecture at the Higher Institute of Architecture Sint-Lucas, in Ghent. From 1986 to 1989 he worked in Milan and Brussels. He opened his own studio in Antwerp, in 1990 focusing on architecture and interior design. The relationship between interior design and architecture in his work is profound. Furnishings and accessories are designed with an architectural perspective that is not limited by form, but is expressed with a careful perception of interior space and its relationship to the exterior architecture. By interpreting architecture and redefining its proportions, Van Duysen creates objects of great purity and simplicity that still retain a concrete character and solid form.
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