Kahn is an architectural piece of brutal delicacy. A study of the design philosophy of Louis Kahn, and a tribute to the architecture that shaped his work. A journey to the ancient monuments of Egypt, Greece and Rome, expressed in a travertine stool forged by history, craftsmanship and nature. The stool is crafted in Roman travertine, from the same block as the latest angel for Sagrada Familia.
Designed for Barcelona gallery iI·lacions
Launched at 'Collectible fair', Brussels 2019
Price on request
Stool handcrafted using remnants of Roman travertine
Dimensions: 40x35x46 cm.
When you want to give something presence, you have to consult nature. And there is where design comes in. If you think of brick, for instance, you say to brick, "What do you want, brick?" And brick says to you, "I like an arch." And if you say to brick, "Look, arches are expensive, and I can use a concrete lintel over you. What do you think of that, brick?" brick says, "I like an arch."
The stool is a dialogue between the delicacy of the human hand and the natural elements of nature, where carefully designed details stand in contrast to the absolute rawness of the stone.