a collection of domestic objects . 2000-2001
Responding to clients' consistent demand for custom designed furniture has led Michel Laflamme to create his own line of domestic objects.
Conveying the look of a heavy, shiny metal candle, the streamlined shapes of Puck and Shaft bolster the guileless nature of the tea light. In the case of Cyclops, the holder becomes a vessel for the tea light. The glowing light travels along the inside curved wall and through its unique opening, projecting its mythical quality.
Checkmate is the result of an exploration of the vase and the act of holding flowers. It consists of a collection of six flower vases - King, Queen, Bishop, Knight, Rook and Pawn - inspired by the game of chess. Their minimal expression evokes a subtle reference to the iconic pieces while remaining true to their time.
Spin is a small container specifically designed to keep unsightly cigarette butts and ashes out of sight. The removable cover slides open to reveal the smooth interior of the receptacle, which can also be used to store small personal objects.