Published on : Thursday, June 15, 2017
At Design District in Rotterdam, Fredericia presented a new range of barstools and side tables designed by French designer Aurélien Barbry. The Barbry collection is made of steel and wood, shaped into a graphical, yet functional new series of furniture pieces.
The Barbry Collection consists of a barstool and three side tables of various heights. The stringent graphical expression of the products leaves no space for redundant parts. Every single piece fulfills a function. The multiple footrests of the barstool placed in various positions allows people of different heights to sit comfortably while at the same time adding strength, stability and finally a distinct shape to the product.
The barstool is divided into three vertical sections each made from two pieces, creating footrests where they meet. The resulting structure is then capped by a seat in black lacquered ash to create the seat. For extra comfort, a fully upholstered version is available.
Each side table is assembled of three equally sized pieces capped by a tabletop in solid oak, making it strong enough for both residential and public use.
Designer Aurélien Barbry comments, “When designing new objects I always look at existing structures, which I try to refine and infuse with a certain twist that enhances both functionality and contemporary esthetics. As for the barstool and side tables, the various products are made of the same pieces of steel. This is a quite unique approach, both from an esthetic but also from a production wise point of view as we have a stock of pieces that can be used for either a barstool or a side table depending on the demand.”