Commodia Chest of Drawers by Eckhard Beger

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Commodia

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Chest of Drawers

INSPIRATION:
For many years, Eckhard Beger has had a strong aesthetic interest for harmonious curves (often as a pair, like two music voices which are linked to each other while being independent) and by extension, for multidimensional surfaces (organic shapes and surfaces) which can be derived from them. The Commodia project originated from his wish to design a chest of drawers with organic shapes thereby overcoming design limitations of plane surfaces. The Commodia design is contemporaneous with a classic inspiration.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Commodia is a chest of drawers with organic surfaces and shapes. Its high-end appearance is emphasized by the use of strongly figured wood species and by outstanding workmanship. Its shape is underlined by the contrast between the wood colour of surfaces and the wood colour of edges. In addition, materials and finishes of hidden surfaces are given the same special attention to quality than those of visible surfaces resulting in aesthetic concept without discontinuity.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The organic outline of Commodia invites the observer to discover its sensual curves and shapes from different perspectives and angles while the figured wood veneers invite to a more contemplative approach given their natural beauty.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The Commodia design project started in Mai 2011 in Geneva and finished in the same location in October 2012. In December 2012 Commodia was selected as a Final Selection in the London International Creative Competition (LICC).

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
A combination of traditional master craftsmen skills and the selective use of modern technologies is necessary for the manufacturing of Commodia. The skills of master craftsmen are required to ensure high-end workmanship (e.g. for the application of complex veneer motives and quality manual finishes). 3D veneer technology is used for the manufacturing of the organic shaped surfaces of the furniture. Figured veneers and wood species are matched in pairs for their aesthetic contrast and harmony.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dimensions of Commodia: Width 1800mm x Depth 610mm x Height 720mm. A specially designed protective flightcase was developped for the transportation.

TAGS:
ArteNemus, Commodia, chest of drawers, organic shape, organic surfaces, figured wood, beauty beyond appearance, furniture of exception,

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The approach for designing Commodia was primarily product driven. An analysis of dimensions was done to integrate the organic shapes with the dimensions of a functional chest of drawers. An ergonomic 1:1 model of the outline was realized to assess and validate its dimensions and proportions with a focus on its overall aesthetic impact and function. Modifications of the design were made thereafter. Numerous trials were also made to select matched pairs of wood species.

CHALLENGE:
The design process for Commodia was iterative. The challenge was to translate individual curves (as building blocks for the body profiles) into a harmonious 3-dimensional outline. This resulted in a maturation process requiring numerous iterative steps with as many modifications.

ADDED DATE:
2013-01-06 07:17:38

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Eckhard Beger, 2012.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
ArteNemus

PROFILE:
Eckhard Beger founded ArteNemus for the design, manufacturing and distribution of his furniture creations. The brand follows a purist approach. ArteNemus strives for timeless aesthetics enriched by organic shapes. High quality wood species are hand selected and matched for their aesthetic expressiveness. The hidden surfaces of the furniture are made from the same high quality materials and given the same special care as the visible surfaces. ArteNemus furniture is manufactured by master craftsmen. Modern technologies are selectively used to manufacture organic parts while respecting the traditions of art craftsmanship. Each ArteNemus creation is supplied with a certificate of authenticity and with an attached nickel-silver plaque with a unique identification number. ArteNemus furniture is only manufactured to order. A selection of exceptional wood species is proposed to ensure the realization of an item corresponding to the specific desire of each client.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Commodia Chest of Drawers by Eckhard Beger is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Commodia Chest of Drawers by Eckhard Beger is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2012 - 2013.

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