Nathalie Deboel creates minimalist furniture using simple wooden poles - architecture and design

Nathalie Deboel creates minimalist furniture using simple wooden poles

Dezeen showroom: Belgian interior architect Nathalie Deboel has strips things down to essential elements in Nomad, her first furniture collection.
Each piece in the Nomad collection is made without screws or bolts. Instead, the designs are assembled out of wooden poles and planes that simply slot together, with some details picked out in brass.
The collection includes an armchair and a bookshelf
Deboel's aim was to create designs with a minimalist aesthetic, as practical as they are beautiful.
"The furniture pieces are designed starting from the principle that each part fits into another, they slide into each other, and so the furniture pieces can easily be assembled," she told Dezeen.
"The junction makes clear the structure of the piece." Each piece is made out of cylindrical poles
The design grew out of an interior design project for a weekend house in Oostkerke. Deboel created a bespoke library, where a grid of wooden poles provides the support for shelves.
The idea for the cylindrical poles grew out of the architect's fascination with the nomad's walking stick, which she developed during the Covid-19 pandemic. With travel no longer possible, Deboel found herself often walking in the countryside. She started to think of the walking stick as the traveller's companion, a piece of furniture used by those on the move.
Elements slot together, so there's no need for screws or bolts
With that in mind, it made sense to use this element as the basis for a furn...