Apparatus designs Interlude furniture for "imagined, modernist concert hall" - architecture and design

Apparatus designs Interlude furniture for "imagined, modernist concert hall"



An embroidered floor lamp and two eel-skin clad cabinets are among the objects in a collection by US lighting studio Apparatus that took direction from musical scores.
Embroidery influenced by musical motifs decorates lamps and a screen in Apparatus' Interlude
Presented at this year's Salon Art + Design in New York, the elaborate collection Interlude was created to take on a host of musical references.
"The collection is conceived as a suite of furnishings designed for an imagined, modernist concert hall," Apparatus said.
The shapes used in the collection's series of marble tables took cues from symbols found in music scores
Throughout the series of limited-edition works, the use of materials and shapes are reminiscent of melodic symbols and pay homage to music. Examples include a pair of cabinets influenced by the music and composition techniques of Theme and Variation. They are crafted with a unique mix of dark materials including eel skin, carpathian burl, suede and bronze.
Cabinets in the Interlude collection play with the musical techniques of Theme and Variation
"Musical references inform the collection, with motifs evoking synesthetic interpretations of notes on a score, and a pair of cabinets conceived in the compositional tradition of Theme and Variation," the studio added.
Decorative embroidery, beading and threadwork was carefully integrated into the exterior of a brass mesh cage, which forms the light shade used on several of the light fixtur...
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