Fine furniture: Invisible City INCUNABULAR range designed by Simon Moorhouse.

Written by editorial office Detail Daily on 05/18/2012

“One of this week’s posts introduced an exhibition of Gerrit Rietveld’s work at the Vitra Design Museum. This got me wondering how De Stijl might have developed had a different kind of rationalist re-imagined some of the designs of that period.

Although I am not suggesting there is any particular similarity of appearance with objects from De Stijl and Invisible City’s INCUNABULAR range of furniture designed by Simon Moorhouse, the thought experiment is intriguing.

Tall Boy is a robust piece based around the paper dimensions set out in ISO 216 whose geometric rationale is the square root of 2. There is also a chest, sideboard and, my favourite, an elegant side table whose tripod legs and asymmetric head, makes me think of photography! All the pieces are designed and handmade in England from European Oak, American Black Walnut or painted Tulip wood. Drawer fronts are painted.”