Reinier Bosch is a Dutch designer expert in designing art furniture different from what we are used to seeing. Today we focus on his series that resemble melting furniture.
Adopting a democratic approach to design, Reinier Bosch incorporates a broad swath of materials and influences in his objects, which playfully and honestly engage the materials and their many associations and forms.
Common items in his work include cardboard, glass, Plexiglas, and sheet metal, which was one of the first materials that inspired him while spending time at his father’s boatyard. His design sensibility, which merges high and low cultural references, is perhaps best exemplified by pieces such as Bang (2014), a table whose support structure is a yellow-colored series of letters spelling out the work’s title.
For the creation of this side table the process is as fluid as the melting of the bronze in the foundry where the piece is made. The object is made as one piece. Finished high polished. Important in this process is the fluidity of the material and the love what is put in it both by craftsmen and designer.
Some people and objects conduct this energy better than others. Reinier Bosch aims at creating objects that feel good, have the right volume, size and form, that conduct the energy of the universe optimally. In turn these objects will naturally be nurtured and become family pieces.
This series are inspired on the making of bronze; models are made of wax, which are then casted in bronze. This ‘lagoon’ of bronze is made like a plate of wax that’s melting and dripping over the edge of the table. The objects are a direct reference to this handmade craft.