Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017
At the international trade fair imm cologne, German designer Werner Aisslinger launched a tinted-glass storage system that can be easily adapted to suit different living spaces. Been named as the Mesh collection, Aisslinger has designed it or German brand Piure, a system furniture company that allows buyers to customise products online.
The aim was to create an open frame for a collection of shelving, sideboards and cabinets that can be produced in different sizes and materials on an industrial scale. A thin metal frame made of aluminium segments forms the structure. Large panels of semi-transparent materials, including subtly tinted glass and perforated metal panels, slot inside in different configurations.
Aisslinger said, “You have to design the furniture in a way that it can be adjusted to clients as the customer wishes but you have to design it in a way that the object or system is easy to assemble. Most storage furniture is made of pieces of wood, like they are boxes made of boards. The idea is to get rid of the boards of wood or whatever it is and to try and produce open structures, which can be filled with different materials.”
Other variations for the Mesh furniture include the insertion of flaps, doors and drawers into the gaps, while a wide variety of coloured matt lacquer finishes from red to dark green and purple are also available to coat the metal.