BRUT Collective at KANAL Centre Pompidou
A couple of months ago, BRUT made its debut during the Salone del Mobile in Milan. They are now showing a variation of the presentation at KANAL (Centre Pompidou) in Brussels as part of the exhibition Between Art and Design : The Belgian Scene.
For KANAL, BRUT formulates an alteration on the initial scenography and mainly focusses on the monumental aspect of the designers’ practices; inspired by brutalist architecture and the Belgian industrial patrimony. Together, BRUT created a scenography, a shared setting which visualizes a collective narrative.
September 12, 2018 — December 4, 2018
KANAL - Centre Pompidou
Quai des Péniches, 1000 Bruxelles
The new primitives are sculpted out of bigger concrete blocks. The concrete blocks are treated like natural stones with specific pigments and waxes in order to create new textures, and make the concrete feel like a new natural material.
Pas Perdus, is a nature inspired rug, designed for pacing up and down. To be explored barefoot.
Both contemporary and classical fragments are the bases of the visual language of the Cross Vault.
Fascinated by old building techniques, the classical cross vault - which is usually made out of layered bricks - has been reinterpreted through another materiality. This piece is a clear exploration in shape, translated into an open furniture piece; a low seating element.
This work is a result of a quest for a material place for melancholy. An inviting refuge of stillness and seclusion, at the same time real and divine. A place where one can fulfil an act of melancholy in privacy and reflection.
The shape itself is sculpted out of one massive ash tree, susceptible to the characteristics of the wood’s continuous idiosyncrasies through time and circumstance. The remnants of the tree were then burned and the ashes used to coat the sculpture. It, as such, reflects the confluence of what appears and disappears, what is lost and what remains