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FDT Bureau

Achieving the perfect balance between aesthetics and practicality in design can be a challenging endeavour. However, the Beam Collection designed by Adam Weir effortlessly accomplishes this delicate equilibrium. This remarkable collection has captured the attention of design enthusiasts, offering a refreshing sense of harmony to any living space through its seamless integration of architectural forms and functional usability. The modular bench and side tables not only serve as conversation starters but also add value to any room they adorn. Know more about it on FURNITURE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (FDT).

The Beam Collection stands as a prime example of a design that embraces flexibility and agility. Its versatility and adaptability to different spaces enable creative freedom in usage, making it an ideal choice for those who seek to create a distinct and captivating environment while maintaining the ability to move with ease.

The Beam Collection presents a playful and minimalist expression of modern design. By fusing minimalist shapes and contemporary materials, the series achieves a unique aesthetic. Each piece within the collection aims to accentuate the inherent beauty of its material while exuding a sense of playfulness. The combination of various materials, such as wood and metal, creates an intriguing contrast that enhances the overall visual appeal of each item. With its distinctive representation of minimalism, this collection is poised to inspire and complement any modern home or workplace setting.

The Beam Collection comprises three modular furniture pieces that aesthetically emulate reinforced concrete beams: a stool, a bench and a side table. The stool features a small rectangular ledge made of mitered pine board, with four identical-sized holes on one side and thin aluminium extrusions on the other. The bench is a longer rectangular pine board ledge, also with four identical-diameter holes on one side and thin aluminum extrusions on the other. The side table is a small square pine board table with openings on both sides. These extrusions can be inserted into the holes of the other components, creating a modular structure reminiscent of LEGO. If not used for assembly, these aluminium extrusions offer various alternative functions, such as extended side rests for storing trays or books. Incorporating holes on all sides would further elevate the design, allowing for the development of corner furniture.

The materials carefully chosen for the Beam Collection exemplify a commitment to eco-friendly design. By utilizing natural and ethically sourced materials like pine wood, powder-coated aluminium, and stainless steel U + L brackets for structural support, the collection achieves both environmental responsibility and aesthetic appeal. The use of eco-friendly materials enhances the authenticity and warmth of the collection while reducing its environmental impact. Through the incorporation of natural elements, the Beam Collection fosters a stronger connection to the environment and advances sustainability in design.

With its whimsical form, the Beam Collection exudes a playful charm reminiscent of children’s furniture. It can be a delightful addition to furnish children’s rooms. Moreover, its adaptability suits smaller homes that demand flexible living arrangements. The modern and sustainable aesthetic of the collection complements a variety of interior design styles and encourages conscious living in a world facing depleting natural resources.

Image credit: Adam Weir




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