Michael Young designs Limited Edition Shelf for Van Den Weghe Items
Our new clip on marble shelf for Van Den Weghe Items launched at Interieur Belgium recently. The piece was created as part of the Editions series in Pierre De Vals Stone. It was inspired by the craft skills and techniques the company has kept in tradition at their Kortrijk workshops in Belgium. The studio has run an office in Brussels since Michael was Guest of Honor at the prestigious Biennial in 2002 and has maintained an interest in working with local industries.
The project exposes the studio's interest in practicing traditional craft. Three small wedges fasten to the wall, and a 7.5 ̊ taper on the stone shelf (1m x 270mm x 60mm) locks it in using only gravity , like a woodworkers dovetail joint. The shelf will be made available in a variety of stones found in Europe.