Nest cork storage basket by Form & Refine
Crafted in fine Portuguese cork fabric, complimented by solid natural oak handles, and delicately touched with brass details. Dimensions: Ø: 26 cm, H: 32 cm, Weight: 300 g. Free shipping.
FINE AND TRADITIONAL PORTUGUESE CORK FABRIC, ROBUST OAK HANDLE AND CHIC BRASS DETAILS
Crafted by a double layer of ultra-fine cork fabric – sewn together by hand – as well as the steam-bent wooden handle. defining the overall quality of the object and the richness of the traditional details.
An elegant and precious multifunctional basket designed to function as a magazine rack, toilet paper holder or other everyday objects, to add class to simple functionality. Perfect as an accessory for your living room, kitchen, bathroom, as well as an ideal complement for desks and offices. Providing warmth, historic and traditional atmospheres to any location it is placed.
Originally, the Nest basket was designed for “Furnishing Utopia: Hands to Work,” the third in a series of exhibitions that explored the Shakers’ design legacy.
The Shaker style, in recently fashion times, was considered by many to be a precursor to the minimalism and key movement that inspired designers such as Kaare Klint and Borge Mogensen. Simple and functional furniture, chosen and arranged in such a way as to make the house always seem in perfect order, even in the most chaotic of environments.
The iconic basket is designed to be relocated and folded easily. Its distinctive “crumpled” appearance is due to the designer’s desire of wanting the product to be packed flat during shipment. To better control the shape of the basket, clever design fashioned grooves into the top and bottom, providing the basket a perfectly round structure. Seen from the side, the basket offers a softer, more textile character. The piece is incredibly versatile and fits perfectly into a vast number of environments including home, office, and hospitality.
“THE MOST FREQUENT TASK I CARRY OUT IS TO TAKE ORDER OF THE APARTMENT, PUT THINGS BACK IN THEIR PLACE: LINEN, DISHES, ARTICLES FOR SEPARATE WASTE COLLECTION… THE LIST CONTINUES… HAVING THE APPROPRIATE TOOLS SUCH AS A DEDICATED PAPER BASKET IN THE OFFICE MAKES THESE TEDIOUS TASKS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE PLEASANT. I WAS INSTANTLY ATTRACTED BY THE CORK FABRIC FOR ITS BEAUTIFUL NATURAL APPEARANCE AND ITS FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES. THE HANDLE IS A REFERENCE TO SHAKER STYLE BUCKETS AND BASKETS. “