BY TIM VRANKEN
ANTE CABINET BY TIM VRANKEN
Born Heusden, Belgium, 1987
A Belgian artist, Vranken creates refined works of expressive furniture that comfort the viewer with a sense of harmony and solidity. In both process and aesthetic, vranken refuses to compromise the steadfast integrity of his work, as is evident in his use of pure materials and the honest natural processes through which he crafts them. Vranken guilelessly plays with clean lines and geometric forms, devoid of slickness or frippery, to produce works of resolute honesty and veritable ingenuity.
With a devotion to timber in its most unmediated forms, Vranken lets each piece of wood reveal its imperfect nature, rather than disguise its distinctive qualities with overtly cosmetic finishes. Foregrounding the structure of the wood grain, he allows beauty to reveal itself. In his collections, form and function are one; in fact, in many of his works, joinery becomes the most distinctive feature. to ensure his designs meet his impeccable vision and uncompromising standards, Vranken builds every piece by hand
Born and based in Beglium, Vranken founded his eponymous studio in 2010 after finishing his studies at Thomas More in Mechelen. His landmark arcus collection, which pays homage to classical forms, is exclusive to studiotwentyseven