Marina Bautier follows a discreet but very human approach to her design process.
For her, the richness of life does not immediately mean luxury or ostentatious forms. She gives priority to simple structures and easily manufactured materials, but she also attaches great care and detail to the appearance and the manufacturing of each product.
Though sober by design, her products have been characterised by their generosity in shape and size—such as the Lap shelving which has a simple profile offering more space for the contents. Marina Bautier starts from the observation of ordinary daily activities to develop her products to fit better in to our lives, to be comfortable and useful.
Speaking to CoffeeKlatch, Marina said "As I child I made wooden objects and wood is simply my favorite material. It’s accessible, easy to manipulate and warm. And because of the nature of wood, no two wooden objects are the same. Wood is sustainable, and I realize people do care a lot about the objects they surrounded themselves with at home.
"In my designs, I go for simplicity and try to minimize the production process as much as possible. I want to get the best out of my material and give each object a warm feeling. Simplicity and serenity are back in demand, in which nature plays a more important role, especially in the life of city dwellers.
"I find it fascinating to see how people live and how they create a certain atmosphere in their homes. Next to that, my daily life often serves as a starting point, for example when a specific piece is missing in my interior. When I’m designing, I love observing antique furniture, which often leads to progress in the construction of my designs."
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