Furniture collection developed at Alfa.brussels
“Cross Fit” is a furniture collection which was developed during a residency at Alfa.brussels in Brussels,Belguim. In this collection they use 3d modeling software to unite opposite forms of expression into non confirmatory objects. The strict lines of the modern-style furniture that the pieces are based on is emphasized by a shiny, lacquer-like finish achieved by coating the pieces in car paint, while the blob-like upholstery additions are finished in a soft artificial fur. Each piece is the result of a digital modelling experiment, which the designers have translated into a real object. The two chairs in Schimmel & Schweikle's CrossFit series combine archetypal, minimalist furniture designs with organic shapes, "morphing" them together to create new forms. Resulting in a dualistic form of expression that challenges the need for an uncontaminated narrative.
The third piece in the collection features a standard desktop computer combined with green, fur pillows, and is intended to sit on the floor of a living room. The way the computer has become so intertwined with our lives cannot be ignored. That’s why the ´CrossFit Computer´ pulls itself from the dark desk corners where it usually lives and gives itself the more prominent role it deserves in our households. In a way it is a token to the design mythology of the designers who always aims to investigate the role the digital world plays in our everyday lives.
The “CrossFit” collection was first presented at the Collectible fair in Brussels,Belgium.
Installationview, Collectible booth;