Theca sideboard by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Magis

October 1st, 2013 by retail design blog

Theca constitutes a logical continuation of our work with Magis and the manufacturing process of metal stamping which we had already explored with the Steelwood project. We find fascination in turning a thin sheet of metal into a rigid structural piece with a single considerable punch – but even more are we fascinated by the challenge of creating domestic, pleasant objects with a technology usually used for industrial parts.

The very basic typology of the Theca sideboard can be found in all forms, from different eras dating back to the 18th century and with a great appearance in mid century’s Scandinavian design – we tried to find a contemporary yet simple and unobtrusive language.

The body frame of the sideboard is composed of stamped aluminium sides and solid wooden shelves, the back and the sliding doors are made of cut and bent aluminium. The construction is simple – visible screws fix the solid wooden boards to the punched aluminium sides.

Two tones are available for the anodized finish of the aluminium parts – black or natural. The shelves come in European cherry tree or black stained ash. Theca exists in four sizes, two different heights (55cm and 78cm) and two different widths (90cm and 120cm). The higher version comes with an additional shelf.

Designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Magis


http://www.bouroullec.com/

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