free to edition, independent
Collectible pieces with serial number
MDF, furniture linoleum
patinated steel back and tubular legs
2 doors, 3 shelves
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One of the most striking members of the 'Burnt Geometry' collection is the
'Vanishing Cabinet' family of cabinet furniture. The pattern of the door fronts,
created from elementary geometric forms, yet becoming organic, is directly related
to the research of Ferenc Lantos, who sought the feasibility of this in his
partly theoretical and partly practising works of art. His most significant enamel
works on this subject, the Tulips set up by Tettye Hill in Pécs, which he apostrophed
as 'experiments on space', can also be seen as a source of inspiration.
Lantos’ Tulips are not without precedent in post-war art: Bartók’s genius,
which created one of the most modern and eternal types of music by transposing
(Hungarian) folk art, encouraged many artists to find inspiration in
the visual folk tradition. The oeuvre of Lajos Vajda, (from Szentendre mainly)
Dezső Korniss, then Victor Vasarely from Pécs, later, following his steps Ferenc
Lantos or Ilona Keserü, and later István Nádler and Imre Bak turned to the
memories of folk decorative tradition.
Two phenomena from this high artistic heritage can be seen on the geometric
front panels of the 'Vanishing Cabinet'. One cites Dezső Korniss’s 'szűr' (a traditional
hungarian piece of clothing) motifs, which are considered to be iconic
features of his III. creative era. One way to decorate the 'szűr' is to use overlaid
(sewn) floral motifs. The linoleum layering used in the cabinet can also be interpreted
as an analogy to this applique decorative tradition. The other one is an
oil painting made by Ilona Keserü in 1969, the Suszék Study II (Edited Wave).
The circular geometric motifs of the oil painting and the use of colour indicate
a commonality between the two creators, the artist and the designer, with similar
The basic organizing unit of the door's front is a fragment of the circle and the
square's relation. At the same time, both the squares and the quarter circles are
planes built in front of each other, thus the pattern becomes three-dimensional
and results in a function of use appearing from the layers, as this also forms the
handle of the doors.
The legs' shape and their surface finish were inspired by the supporting spikes
that are used in the course of the enameling process.
The oiled colourthrough MDF boards, furniture linoleums and patinated steel
surfaces also strive to increase the sustainability level of the product.
The Vanishing Cabinet also refers to an editorial principle, a front-arranging
method. The prototype presents one configuration, but shortly, we would like
to develop this principle in order to satisfy the demand for cabinet furniture
with different functions with the richest possible product range.
Furniture design and visualization: Annabella Hevesi
3D visual set: https://momnt.co.uk/
Carpenter: DeKa bútor Kft.
Metalwork: Iron design Kft.
Patinated surface: Gábor Bella
Surface treatment: Rubio Monocoat