For Design Curio, MANIERA commissioned architect Kersten Geers and artist-architect Richard Venlet to conceive an architectural installation. Inspired by the diminutive space in a Design Curio booth, Geers and Venlet decided to deprive space of space. They designed two narrow, consecutive corridor-like rooms that are connected through a door. The visitor is invited to walk from one room to the other and, due to the limited space, is forced to take a close look at the furniture, its materials and textures.
Since its conception, MANIERA stages ‘duos’ of designers, artists and architects that speak in a given space. Here one room compiles the limited-edition furniture series MANIERA 01 & 02, designed by OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen and Studio Anne Holtrop. The other shows the newest series MANIERA 03 & 04 by Richard Venlet and 6a architects. Rugs by textile designer Christoph Hefti accompany the duos in both rooms.