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UnPolished by Dik Scheepers Explores the Soft Side of Hard Materials

 - Nov 10, 2011
References: dikscheepers.nl & designspotter
It's quite reasonable for furnishings to be manufactured from notoriously uncomfortable materials, yet designers tend to apply much softer ones to the surfaces with which users interact most frequently. UnPolished by Dik Scheepers appears to afford its user the opposite setup, as each object in the collection presents cement-like components on which one is meant to sit or set down his things.

Peculiarly, the forgiving whitewood pieces are used to construct the supportive frames of the chairs and tables but are not assembled to encourage human contact. It's papercrete that composes the cushions, backrests, tabletops and cubbyholes with its rough and rigid texture. The eccentric sculptural UnPolished by Dik Scheepers thus embodies a humor and irony, enhanced with added depth through the utilization of environmentally gentle eco-friendly materials.