International Design Review

Graduation
Projects / 2017

2011
author
Zuzana Marhefková (SK)
title
Meble DRAWer
degree
B.A. project
e-mail
school
Uniwersytet Techniczny w Koszycach
supervisor
Tibor Uhrín
The basis of this piece of furniture was the phenomenon of illusion. The designer has drawn from the heritage of the Baroque. She has been inspired by false perspectives, once used in wall paintings, as well as the symbolism of doors left ajar, drawing the attention and suggesting mysteries buried within. The shallow newspaper shelves give the impression of open drawers. The dresser is built on the same premise. This design blurs the boundaries between surface and space. It has to be said that the trick works. The designer has combined the form of the legs and the Baroque‑inspired color scheme with the simple construction of box furniture. The whole gives more the impression of a surrealist joke than practical furniture.