(jiří macek) The work of the legendary painter and founder Piet Mondrian infiltrates contemporary design with increasing frequency. First, Shiro Kuratama designed the Homage to Mondrian cabinet for the Italian brand of Cappellini. Then, Vladimír Ambroz found inspiration in Mondrian’s paintings when designing the Moving Mondrian bookcase for A.M.O.S. Design.
This playful bookcase had its premiere at Designblok this year. The user can shift it in space and utilize it as a simple partition to segment an interior. It is made from corian, from which Vladimír Ambroz and A.M.O.S. Design have implemented a wide range of interesting projects, including the successful I table office desk. Apart from providing motion to the static reflection of an image, the bookcase enables us to conceal what should be concealed and to display what we should admire. In addition, the message A.M.O.S. wanted to spread to the world is not kept aloof: “The Moving Mondrian bookcase demonstrates how two various things, such as a canvas and furniture, are closely interconnected through the designer’s idea.” It is also very interesting to watch the way corian and other compact materials slowly settle in the production of many furniture manufacturers and through interior creations in general.