The Ziggurat Pixel edition is a playful interpretation of the Ziggurat series that
uses a soft array of complimentary pastel colors to accentuate it varying
geometric and faceted levels. This timeless and simple version fits easily
into any domestic environment and offers a warm an unexpected contract between an acrylic exterior and natural wood interior.
Carwan Gallery commission, produced in Lebanon 2012
In 2011, Canadian designers Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte and Jakub Zak pooled their design practices under the epithet Oeuffice, creating domestic objects “inspired by visions of a contemporary utopia,” as they describe. Both Lecompte and Zak studied design in their native Canada and attended the same university in Berlin, but only met when both moved to Milan to pursue careers in design. Oeuffice’s pieces reflect the pair’s love for architectural design and a desire to bring it to a domestic scale. Their favored materials include steel, wood, resins, black marble, and copper. The shelving and storage units—envisioned as places to display “personal artifacts of importance”— produced in Oeuffice’s first years drew on a range of inspirations, from “Italian Rationalism and Brazilian Tropicalism” to their proclaimed hero Brian Jungen.
Canadian, based in Milan, Italy