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Zuzanna Gasior
Jun 5, 2024

FORMWORK conceived by Gini Moynier for NOV Gallery, this minimalist collection is a harmonious fusion of form and function, crafted from the very bones of the construction industry.

At first glance, the pieces exude a raw, almost industrial allure, a nod to their humble origins. Yet, beneath the surface lies a profound exploration of the cyclical nature of materials and the inherent beauty in repurposing the discarded. Spruce and oak, once mere byproducts of demolition and renovation, are elevated to artistry, challenging our perceptions of waste and value.

The designers, Amandine Gini and Victor Moynier, have masterfully woven these reclaimed woods into a tapestry of contrasts. Spruce, the structural backbone, lends its strength and resilience, while oak bestows warmth and character, a visual symphony of textures and hues. It is a union of opposites, a metaphor for the collection's underlying philosophy: to breathe new life into the discarded, to embrace the imperfections that bear witness to a material's rich history.

Each piece within the FORMWORK collection is a dialogue between tradition and modernity. The chair, a contemporary reinterpretation of classic seating designs, marries simple plank construction with advanced CNC milling, a testament to the enduring marriage of craft and technology. The side table, a bold architectural statement, seamlessly integrates function and form, its discreet book slot a subtle ode to the enduring allure of literature.

Perhaps the most captivating element of the collection is the wall-mounted shelf, a sculptural homage to the formwork used in concrete casting. Its varying shadows dance across the surface, a living embodiment of the passage of time, inviting contemplation on the ephemeral nature of our existence and the enduring legacy of our creations.

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Zuzanna Gasior
Jun 5, 2024

FORMWORK conceived by Gini Moynier for NOV Gallery, this minimalist collection is a harmonious fusion of form and function, crafted from the very bones of the construction industry.

At first glance, the pieces exude a raw, almost industrial allure, a nod to their humble origins. Yet, beneath the surface lies a profound exploration of the cyclical nature of materials and the inherent beauty in repurposing the discarded. Spruce and oak, once mere byproducts of demolition and renovation, are elevated to artistry, challenging our perceptions of waste and value.

The designers, Amandine Gini and Victor Moynier, have masterfully woven these reclaimed woods into a tapestry of contrasts. Spruce, the structural backbone, lends its strength and resilience, while oak bestows warmth and character, a visual symphony of textures and hues. It is a union of opposites, a metaphor for the collection's underlying philosophy: to breathe new life into the discarded, to embrace the imperfections that bear witness to a material's rich history.

Each piece within the FORMWORK collection is a dialogue between tradition and modernity. The chair, a contemporary reinterpretation of classic seating designs, marries simple plank construction with advanced CNC milling, a testament to the enduring marriage of craft and technology. The side table, a bold architectural statement, seamlessly integrates function and form, its discreet book slot a subtle ode to the enduring allure of literature.

Perhaps the most captivating element of the collection is the wall-mounted shelf, a sculptural homage to the formwork used in concrete casting. Its varying shadows dance across the surface, a living embodiment of the passage of time, inviting contemplation on the ephemeral nature of our existence and the enduring legacy of our creations.

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