Crafting the Functional and the Conceptual: Free Zone of MANIERA

publication by MANIERA , Brussels

"When asked at the end of an interview whether he would like his work to be seen as sculpture or as functional objects, the Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass replied: “Surely not as sculpture, but as a different approach to the destiny of the object.” This was not a direct answer to the question, yet it indicated the intriguing ambiguous zone where the boundaries between furniture, object, artwork and architecture blur beautifully. It is precisely this space, where a different approach to the destiny of the object can be developed, that stimulated Amaryllis Jacobs and Kwinten Lavigne to found MANIERA in 2014."