In the 'Passage Collection' old and new techniques meet. The traditional craft of patterned wooden floors and wood inlaying is translated to the modern technique of laser cutting. The collection includes a carpet, table, sidetable, plateau and room divider.
The intricate pattern and design of 'Passage Table' is timeless. The tabletop consists of a wooden inlayed, graphical pattern, and is finished with a smooth satin gloss. The table is supported by solid, metal legs with a-centric feet resulting in a slightly lighter base that can be easily deconstructed. Additionally, the table can be requested with a plain, white oak tabletop without graphical pattern for those who prefer a more simple design.
'Passage Table' can be requested in various sizes; check the catalogue for more information.
Design : Sam van Gurp & Esther Jongsma
Material: Metal framing with Inlayed wood or plain white oak
Size: various sizes on request
text: Julie Trienekens
Photo: Ronald Smits
Esther Jongsma graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven with this work 'Passage' in 2013. In this collection, old and new techniques meet. The traditional craft of patterned wooden floors and wood inlaying is translated to the modern technique of laser cutting. Initially, the 'Passage Collection' included a carpet and a room divider. Later, the collection expanded with a table, side table and a plateau.
The work reflects Jongsma's fascination with barriers and tresholds, focusing especially on the process of passing and overcoming them. When you approach the room divider or walk alongside the carpet, the pattern changes. Whereas a barriernormally is static, here it mirrors the movement of those approaching it. As a room divider, 'Passage' functions as an actual treshold, partitioning a room into different areas. As a carpet, the work puts up a barrier in the room: do we still step on the carpet when it's made out of a different material than we're used too, or does its three dimensionality limit our moving space?