Set No6 | müsing – sèlles

SET NO 6 reconsiders the roles materials play in the domestic environment, placing the hard and the soft in new arrangements and orientations. As users, materials provide cues for our interactions; softly rounded forms imply suppleness and give, while stone and glass present a stability and weight. SET NO 6 sets out to reframe typical notions of where hard and soft go, how they behave, and how they come into contact. The set was handmade in Bolzano (Italy) Both pieces are composed of two elements. The first element, white volume, is CNC routed high-density polystyrene, sanded and finished with matte white car paint and polyurethane resin coating. The second element, a panel, is a custom cut sheet of 24mm thick transparent glass with a green-blue tint. The two pieces in this set, a chair and a table, place hard and soft in different positions of contact. The chair is a double-sided seat, the pane of glass sits within the fold of the powder white sausage. The table is comprised of three stacked elements. Two sausages hug one another on the ground, stabilized by the curved glass panel resting on top. müsing–sellés is a design collaboration started in New York in 2018, by Spanish architect Álvaro Gómez-Sellés and Canadian architect Marisa Müsing. They are interested in exploring and re-interpreting the relationships between form and utility, moving away from expected functionality in everyday objects. The practice focuses on relationships of materiality, forms and the unity in designing through sets.