Balka console by Grégoire De Lafforest
Updated: Jan 28, 2020
In every house, there is a storage tray, bowl, or cup that welcomes the forgotten objects which we are no longer using such as keys of unknown doors, partly discharged batteries, clothing buttons, spare change from a far country; so many small things we may not use but want to keep them.
Console Balka, designed by Grégoire De Lafforest has been designed to receive these treasures of everyday life. This wooden console, pierced by a drain, allows string these objects which then disappear in a flexible textile bag-like drawer, located below the wooden top. Stored in this manner, the user can keep them there indefinitely or exhume them at any time. The curved storage/chute is unlike the rest of the console made from a textile basket with a curved form that creates a great contrast with the angular geometry of the console.
De Laforrest, in most of his work, combines different materials and forms to celebrate diversity and hybrids, and therefore come up with unique combinations.