With space at a premium, exhibitors wishing to display their wares during international fairs must think outside the tradeshow box. Behold the subterranean exhibition held in eight rented spots at the fully operational garage in Eindhoven during . Curated by , a multidisciplinary firm whose founders all met at the , 17 contributors introduced industrial pieces among the painted lines and gritty ambience.
Products included a tubular chair by built with standard ventilation pipe in galvanized steel fitted with a copper seat, SelfReflect, a cubist stool by in treated stainless steel, and the indoor-outdoor Gravel table of molded silica stones and pigment by , one of Core Studio’s co-founders.
Other designs further pushed the hyper-ordinary aesthetic. Another co-founder, , for example, draped leathery silicone fringe over his concrete Bruno bench and then displayed it on a utilitarian dolly. formed the same material but sanded into the puzzle-like A Sidewalk, which incorporates a stool. Shinier, the polyester-clad Reflective collection by , fittingly resembled car parts.