The storage system COIL gathers effiency with aesthetics. Using elastic wire as front material, Bram creates a striking yet functional solution. Functioning as a semi-transparant curtain, the wiring allows for clean storage while adding an eye-catching element.
Bram's background as a goldsmith and stonemason explains his eye for detail and passion for materials. His architectural, almost mathematical approach can be seen in both the practical elaboration of his projects as the underlying systemic concepts.
Coil is a modular cabinet system in which the 'shell' forms completely around the box as a semi-transparent curtain from a vertical and parallel woven elastic rope.
It forms the middle between a classic open rack and a display cabinet and can be used from all sides. Coil redefines the cupboard as an object in its use. To put something in or to take something out, the elastic strains have to be pushed aside.
Coil is a good example to clarify my dealings with materials and their properties. In order to be able to attach the elastic rope, the rope must be stretched so that the rope becomes thinner. The upper and lower shelf of the cabinet are provided at the edge with a specific cut-out curve that allows the stretched elastic to be inserted, after which it relaxes nicely in the recessed opening.
Due to its modular construction Coil can vary in height by 40 cm each. The inner shelves are a bit smaller. This keeps them a distance from the 'shell'.
Coil has a fixed rectangular format of 40 x 80 cm (W x H) and can be combined with quarter-circle modules with a radius of 40 and 80 cm. These quarter circle shaped modules create a more balanced whole in order to build freestanding walls as a composition of curved and straight forms, as functional screens.
Coil is the answer to new ideas and new evolutions into living. Its acoustic qualities, its possibility to be used from all sides, its modular construction and its modularity in combinations to create functional space-dividers, its storage and display qualities and its semi-transparency are only a summary of its strengths.