In complete lockdown, everyone was stuck at home, chained to their tables, facing isolation, and eventually being inspired by the objects around them. This was seen as an opportunity to collaborate and share thoughts and fascinations around a common project, a collaborative furniture series called Objects of Fascination. National and international architects, artists and designers were asked to translate their personal fascination into the design for an aluminum table. The result is 44 coffee tables in erratic forms by, amongst others the Belgian architecture firm 51N4E, fala atelier from Portugal, l’AUC from Paris and Piovenefabi from Italy.
The 44 original tables will be presented at MAD Brussels From September 24 to November 14, 2021.
This project is initiated by CENTRAL office for architecture and urbanism (Radim Louda, Paul Mouchet & Valentin Piret), Maxime Delvaux and UR (Chloé Valadié & Gaétan Brunet) in March 2020. Curatorial coordination by Roxane Le Grelle. Produced by Architecture Curating Practice.
With the participation of 2001, Accattone, Asli Çiçek, B-ILD with Dirk Jaspaert & Vincent de Rijk, BAST, Bétillon Freyermuth architects, Cédric Libert, CENTRAL office for architecture and urbanism, Concorde, Didon, Dieter Leyssen (51N4E), Elmēs, fala atelier, FELT Architecture & Design, Francelle Cane, Giusto Van Campenhout, Guma, Ištvan Išt Huzjan & Tina Javornik, Jean-Benoît Vétillard architecture, Jeanne & Jean-Didier Bergilez, Krutejavas Studio for Architecture, l’AUC, Laetitia Gendre & Iwan Strauven, Lucrèce, Martial Coudamy, Maxime Delvaux, Maximiliaan Royakkers, MBL architectes, Nicolas Dorval-Bory Architectes, NP2F architectes, Olivier Campagne (ArtefactoryLab), Peaks, Piovenefabi, Plan Común and Claire Léger, Plant en Houtgoed, Studio NOCC, UR bureau d’architecture et d’urbanisme, Vidic Grohar Arhitekti
In conjunction with the exhibition a book was published by Accattone and Architecture Curating Practice. You can buy the Object of Fascination publication at MAD during the opening hours of the exhibition.
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