Furniture designed by Berliner designer Tom Kühne, manufactured by hand in mini-series, is above all one thing: a poetic object. They are called things like “About Seeing”, “Quarks” or “Mountain”.
Each piece virtuously carries the reference in its name into the outside world: the criss-crossing lines of a shelving system might seem like an endless meta-system in space, while a bold table appears ready to escape its steadfast, fixed position. A seat arises sculpturally from the floor like a mountain. Tom Kühne’s objects point to a place beyond themselves. They play with physics, drag landscapes into the living-room ensemble and question our expectations.