Locked Objects by Thevoz & Choquet
Updated: Jan 7, 2020
The Locked Objects series is a personal reinterpretation of a universal archetype’s function : the bike padlock. It’s geometric design is generously contemporary and it’s function quite obvious. Why would this kind of shape lock bikes exclusively? From this standpoint and keeping in mind both the original aesthetic and purpose of this existing object, Thevoz & Choquet transposed it into another category: domestic furniture. The symbol behind locking an object conveys the ideas of assembly, sturdiness and safety, which is what they wanted to translate by designing a glass table and shelf; fragile at first sight but securely assembled with the help of 2 padlocks: a Ready-made object for a steady-made product.