living with friends

cabinet by Mark Bendow Interior Environments

The dynamic of states like falling, floating or swinging is just hardly applied onto a static body.
But if we think about dancing or acrobatics it becomes clear that the most dynamic and excitingfigures are based on the interaction of several individuals. To support and hold each other andtherefore to counteract external forces ones could not bear alone - This is the essence of team-work and the fundamental quality of friendship and has been the inspiration in form, construction and name to designer Mark Bendow ́s sideboard „friends“.

The single, one-leged pieces of the ensemble couldn ́t stand by themselves. Leaning on eachother they find stability as an ensemble without losing their individual dynamic character.
By the interaction of simplicity in color and form, dynamic of shape and the citation of an emotional idea, designer Mark Bendow reflects contemporary trends and simply reduces them to acommon denominator.

The five trapezoidal segments „friends“ is composed of, offer a lot of space and all the functionsof any well planed sideboard. Books, magazines or the like lean against the sloped sides of theblowers. Smaller items like CDs, gadgets, accessories or similar can disappear in the drawers.The topography of the surface area is designed to take objects without difficulties. Books can bepresented open in the „valley“ of the surface and decoration elements like vases find their placeon the horizontal segment.