When Objects Work
When Objects Work is the vision of its director, Beatrice de Lafontaine. The Belgian company produces and distributes exclusive objects designed by leading designers and architects whose work shares a preoccupation with basic forms, immaculate function and a timeless idiom. William Morris famously observed that one should “have nothing in your house which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”.
Since their first collection was shown at the Milan Furniture Fair in 2001, When Objects Work has pursued the principle that everyday objects can be useful whilst having inherent beauty. In this manner they have commissioned designers to explore the theme of decorative art as superlative domestic equipment in the fullest and most challenging ways possible, developing innovative manufacturing solutions where necessary. Most of the objects are hand-made using authentic materials and traditional craftsmanship.
Designs by John Pawson, Neri & Hu, Vincent Van Duysen and more.