Designed by Marek Gut, this is a new take on a piece of traditional furniture: the commode. Not to be confused with the modern association of the commode with the bathroom, commodes were originally popular furniture pieces in the 18th, and then 19th, centuries – and were featured as decorative, highly crafted parts of many rooms of bourgeois homes. The word ‘commode’ is actually French for ‘convenient’, referring to the commode’s use as local storage for any number of items you may like nearby in any particular space.
The commode is finished in a walnut veneer, and set on a thin metal frame reminiscent of something you’d see as the base of an Eames’ chair.
Seems useful to me – a beautiful piece of furniture to add interest to a space, which also serves to store your crap, but out of sight. That, and I love the walnut veneer with the bright yellow interior – pretty dope.
[Note: I’m going to be making a serious effort to feature a piece of furniture on Fridays – ‘Furniture Fridays’ – so if you see something you think might be AMNP worthy, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org]
Posted: July 17th, 2009
at 6:00am by orangemenace
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