The constructivist approach to product design has always instinctively appealed to me as a designer. Look at the Bauhaus movement from the late 1920s, which has brought forth some beautiful results. And yet, I’ve always had my doubts about the rule that only 'designing by strictly following a method' could lead to a good design. When I was designing my Montigny cupboard -'messing about in the workshop'- I allowed my intuition to guide me instead, while taking a systematic approach to the basic design of the frame. Sometimes you simply have to follow your gut feeling; just look at how gorgeous this cupboard has become.
Montigny will be presented by the Priveekollektie gallery at PAN Amsterdam and afterwards at Design Miami 2013.