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The Bastone Collection Explores Ornament Versus Structure

05.29.19 | By
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If you’re like most of us, there’s come a time when choosing a new sofa or coffee table or dining chairs has become a tug of war between ornament and structure. The Bastone Collection was inspired by just that dilemma. The collection consists of a cabinet and a sideboard, both designed by master cabinet maker and designer Antrei Hartikainen for Poiat studio.

Both pieces are beautiful studies in light and shadow, as well as Hartikainen’s style of functional craftsmanship. Round geometric shapes add a touch of finesse and proportion, while wooden dowel rods provide structural support and create an ornamental effect. The symmetric form achieved enables the Bastone Collection to hold its aesthetic no matter the angle it’s viewed from.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.