Contrasts: the world of art and design is full of them. One example is Rem Koolhaas’s villa Maison Bordeaux, which updated Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye with a genius contemporary design, placing a piece of concrete atop a glass box. Similarly, the minimalist modernism of this cabinet soars atop a playful, colorful leg structure made from heat-bent wood. Reminiscent of the temporary airiness of a graffiti writer, it carries the permanent architectural heft of classic, timeless Modernism. The piece was created by chance. Lervik first made it for a competition arranged by an Italian furniture company while he worked on the pieces for this show. Two completely separate design languages had affected his ideas so strongly that the end result was far more artistic than he could have imagined.

  • Marcam Cabinet
  • 2019