Marisa Müsing and Álvaro Gómez-Sellés explores and re-interprets the relationship between form and utility, moving away from expected functionality in everyday furniture. The Set no.5 by müsing–sellés aims to create new domestic environments, where units are homogenized through physical and visual similarities. Together they build an autonomous setting independent from its context. Set no.5 consists of three pieces which perform social and domestic activities based around entertainment, including a place to leave your coat, to serve yourself a drink and to gather around. The pieces are fabric-softness by revealing the overall geometries of the form through the subtle changes in colour.Presented at Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano in April 2019, Set no.6 is designed by müsing–sellés in collaboration with Kevin Lamyuktseung. Set no.6 reconsiders the roles materials play in the domestic environment, placing the hard and the soft in new arrangements and orientations. As users, materials provide cues for our interactions; softly rounded forms imply suppleness and give, while stone and glass present stability and weight. Set no.6 sets out to reframe typical notions of where hard and soft go, how they behave, and how they come into contact.The set was hand made in Bolzano (Italy) Both pieces are composed of two elements. The first element, white volume, is CNC routed high-density polystyrene, sanded and finished with matte white car paint and polyurethane resin coating. The second element, a panel, is a custom cut sheet of 24mm thick transparent glass with a green-blue tint.The two pieces in this set, a chair and a table, place hard and soft in different positions of contact. The chair is a double-sided seat, the pane of glass sits within the fold of the powder white sausage. The coffee table is comprised of three stacked elements. Two sausages hug one another on the ground, stabilized by the curved glass panel resting on top.
müsing–sellés is a design collaboration started in New York in 2018, by Spanish architect Álvaro Gómez-Sellés and Canadian architect Marisa Müsing. The practice focuses on relationships of materiality, forms and the unity in designing through sets.