Belgian designer Casimir is celebrating three decades in the industry with the production of six wooden objects that straddle the line between furniture and art, and another six to follow.
The first six pieces include two consoles, a cabinet rack, a mirror, a side table and a low table, all made exclusively from solid oak and walnut, “the most ecological building material that exists”.
The designer, who describes himself as a furniture artist, designed and created all the limited-edition, signed and numbered pieces in his own studio.
Cross4 is a console that can be customised in length. It is intended to be leant against a wall.
“The cross is a loaded symbol and part of our Flemish culture,” explained Casimir. “It was often placed above the door to show visitors that they were welcome and protected. This console can be placed next to the entrance as a welcome sign, a token of hospitality.”
CabinetRack2 is 120 centimetres wide and 180 centimetres high. It was created as “an exercise in what you can do with a standard cabinet”.
To assemble the piece, the designer built a cabinet without doors. He sawed this into two equal parts, shifting them at an angle and glueing the two parts together to form a rack that can also work as a room divider.