black edition
democratic luxuries and functional sculptures produced from decorative melamine faced panels
designed for DARI, curated by Jennifer Apap Brown

driTT is a line of furniture for the living areas, consisting of a series of tables, a shelving system, home desks, benches and stools. A straight line may appear simple at first glance, but the possibilities that it brings can lead to endless layers of complexity. With driTT (meaning ‘straight’ in Maltese), I tried introducing the pleasure of play and rhythm into rational systems of production. 

The driTT collection is strongly influenced by the machinery that produces it. It is the coming together of furniture panels and a highly automated cutting technology, simple and sophisticated at the same time, two qualities I tried to transfer to the collection itself

Using straight-cut panels assembled by machine technology, I produced a large family of furniture objects that are versatile and open; that can work on their own or in combination; that can stand out or blend in; that come in different colours, materials, and textures to cater for different moods and tastes; and that are available to clients in variable sizes.

I want the objects to remain malleable and be able to respond to different interpretations and expectations. It’s very important to me that whoever takes them home or to work, can make them their own, and start their own story.

related works: driTT - terracotta / driTT - yellow / driTT - timber / driTT - B&W / driTT - edge&colour 

3D visuals: Julian Vassallo & Vizwali, photo credits: different authors