David Adjaye: Monoforms


Monumental. There really is no other word for them. The first furniture series from British architect TypeIIILuxor.jpg

We're told that Adjaye was inspired to create these pieces by his recent time spent in Egypt, specifically the Siwa Quarry an area known for its "remarkable symmetrical mountain range." Not only the forms, but also the names, Giza, Petra, Luxor and Galilee, conjure images of the great ancient temples and tombs. We also see the influence of sculptors like Brancusi and Isamu Noguchi. These minimalist pieces are designed to be repeated in varying configurations to perform different functions in interior or exterior spaces.


All photos courtesy of Albion