Here's a cosy start to the week; Marie Dessuant and Margaux Keller's 'Soft Fold' Cabane which they've developed for Fabrica.
The Soft Fold Cabane is a movable room that can be carried from place to place, part hybrid furniture and part temporary space which invites the users to take time out of their day.
Comprised of quilted duvets, a reading table, a low bench and a lamp, Dessuant and Keller have selected a harmonious colour scheme to emphasise a soft and quiet atmosphere.
According to the designers, the piece has its origins in a found object with very particular properties:
"It is a foldable wooden structure, found in the darkest corner of an antique market in the north of Scotland." the duo say.
"The origin of this structure is unknown, but we are guessing that it had a previous life as fishing tent. Perhaps it was set up on a riverbank and, with the addition of a canvas, it would shelter fisherman from the elements. Whether this speculation is true or not, we know it is now out of use."
By re-imagining the structure and updating it for contemporary use, we think Dessuant and Keller are onto a good thing.
Soft Fold Cabane is currently being exhibited in the Next Cabane exhibition; a Fabrica group show at MUDAM Luxembourg which runs until the 10th of June.