Nic Roex at Designersblock Ventura Lambrate

March 15, 2011

Nic Roex - blue spade seat

Nic Roex - blue spade seat

The spade seat by Dutch designer Nic Roex is the contemporary translation of the spade. “Where the spade once stood for arduous work like digging and moving sand, gravel and dirt, it is now used for relaxation. This would seem to be a great contrast, but the solution is more obvious than it might first appear: the spades have the same contour as your bottom. By placing the spade on a frame with this in mind, the spade assumes a new function: a sitting surface. The solution is already there in the existing form of the spade!”

Nic Roex - orange spade seat

Nic Roex - orange spade seat

“The forms are familiar but they are transformed in such a way as to create new imagery. The transformation from the original to the new function moves one to consider; an innovative way of thinking, off the beaten path. Since the spade and its handle have the same color, the furniture doesn’t reveal itself directly, at first glance. The mind is playfully provoked by the recognition of the spade in its new context. The clear, basic form assures that the design is understandable and recognizable.”

Nic Roex - metallic spade seat

Nic Roex - metallic spade seat

Designersblock Milano 2011 in Ventura Lambrate

Light Space
Via Privata Oslavia 8
20134
Milano

Ventura Lambrate opening night Wednesday 13th
1900 – 2300hrs

12 – 17th April
1000hrs – 2000hrs

Metro Lambrate, MM2 Green Line, exit Lambrate FS
Tram line 33 from Repubblica to Rimembranze di Lambrate
Tram line 23 from Duomo (piazza Fontana) to Rimembranze di Lambrate

For complete list of exhibitors and further informations about the venue please click here.