Layouts are loosening up, architecture is becoming more open, various areas of the home – like the bathroom and bedroom – are growing together. But bedrooms themselves are still dominated by massive, overpowering wardrobes that stifle any hint of lightness. Holzmanufaktur is trying to counteract this with a clear design vocabulary and subtle contours.
Holzmanufaktur’s Plan B is still pretty big – between 200 and 400 cm wide and 220 or 240 cm high. But its various inserts of elm and matt white glass are intended to give the roomy wardrobes the lightness required of modern furnishing styles. The result is a colour contrast between dark wood and light glass, between delicate textures and massive dimensions. “We liven the geometry up even more,” says Jürgen Bauer-Loges, head of production development and sales at Holzmanufaktur, “by combining straight lines with natural wood textures that have been coated with hard wax or treated with oils, or by integrating round dividing elements.“
Whether the wood and glass elements are arranged symmetrically or asymmetrically is up to the individual user. He is equally free when it comes to the design of the interior: the shelves, hanger rails and storage trays can be customised to order – again and again, depending on his circumstances.
The Stuttgart-based company has come up with a clever idea for the door fittings too. When closed, the doors form a uniform, totally flat surface. When light pressure is exerted, the respective door lifts forwards and can be pushed to one side, over the door next to it.
13. December 2011
Categories: architecture, Design concepts
Tags: asymmetrically, bathroom, bedroom, clear design vocabulary, colour contrast, glass, Holzmanufaktur, Jürgen Bauer-Loges, lightness, modern, open, Plan B, symmetrically, textures, wardrobes, wood, wood textures