A BREATH OF FRESH AIR IN THE PORT
Whether it’s armchairs, sofas, coffee tables, city villas, country houses, concept stores, restaurants or hotels – the relentless “labsdesign” design studio can’t be pigeonholed and surprises us time and again with its unusual ideas. The latest trick from the multi-award winning designers from Hamburg is their own photobook called “Boatmovie”, a tribute to timeless furniture design and a declaration of love for the Port of Hamburg.
“In addition to our commissions, we’ve been taking time out for our own photo and art projects every now and again,” explains studio founder Sebastian Labs. “At some point we had the idea of staging some of the furniture that we’ve designed for ROLF BENZ in an entirely new context and to get some fresh Hamburg air. So we packed the furniture items onto our studio’s barge and criss-crossed the Port of Hamburg searching for spectacular locations. Also on board were the ROLF BENZ 641 armchair, the Rolf Benz 945 upholstered footrest, the ROLF BENZ 384 and 394 lounge armchairs, and THE ROLF BENZ 985, 927, 923 and 933 coffee tables.”
“The port area, with all its diverse, authentic and sometimes almost poetic unrefined edges, is an element of our creative work,” says Gunther Kleinert from labsdesign. “We like using our barge to change how we look at things and to come up with new ideas outside of the office. As part of the Boatmovie photo project, we chose to stop off at locations where you might not expect to find chic designer furniture. Restaging the furniture items often required some acrobatics and physical strength!” says Kleinert.
We think it was worth the effort and are looking forward to the next catch of fresh ideas from the Hanseatic City.
Au vu du résultat, nous estimons que ce déploiement d'efforts valait la peine. Aucun doute, la ville hanséatique s'affirme comme un inépuisable creuset d'idées neuves.