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You Decide the Purpose of the Objects in the X4 Series

01.21.21 | By
You Decide the Purpose of the Objects in the X4 Series
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An ongoing project made up of simple graphic forms from Studio Verbaan, the X4 series is made up of handcrafted black wood pieces that reside somewhere around the intersection of furniture, object and sculpture. The Bauhaus and Memphis design influences stand out in X4’s modern minimal shapes and high contrast appearance. Each piece’s strong yet flat silhouette is sharp around the edges, yet intentionally ambiguous – allowing you to decide what its purpose is.

sideview of chair

Chair

Jordi Verbaan hand-makes each piece, selecting individual wood boards that are matched for color, grain pattern and structural integrity. Traditional joinery methods offer maximum strength and allow for seasonal wood movement. Once constructed, each piece is finished by hand with a traditional ebonizing wood process and hard wax oil making them ready to stand the test of time.

three quarter view of chair

Chair

closeup of chair

Chair

closeup of chair

Chair

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Object

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Object

detail of object

Object

detail of object

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lamp

Lamp

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Lamp

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IO3

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IO3

Studio Verbaan

Studio Verbaan

To learn more about the X4 series, visit studioverbaan.nl.

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.