08.2015 Criminal (Pinewood Studios movie production), Movie
05.2014 De invasie toont, Designmuseum Gent, Ghent
05.2014 Galerie l’Eclaireur, Paris
05.2014 Design museum, Ghent & Amsterdam
04.2015 Salone Del Mobile, Palazzo Litta, Damn Magazine, Milano
12.2014 Gent Kunst, Club Social, Ghent
11.2014 Design Flanders Gallery, Brussels
10.2014 Biennale Interieur Kortrijk, Kortrijk
09.2014 Tent Londen, Super Design Gallery, London
07.2014 The Loft, The playing Circle, Amsterdam
06.2014 Meubelexpo II, vzw Zwart Wild - De meubelfabriek, Ghent
04.2014 De Invasie - Salone del Mobile, Milano
02.2014 Mechelen Meubelen 2.0 - Hof Van Busleyden, Mechelen
11.2013 Designdays, Maastricht
10.2013 Open Bedrijvendag - Lamot & Ondernemershuis, Mechelen
06.2013 Wij maken meubels, Zwart Wild - De meubelfabriek, Ghent
04.2013 Huiskamer Ernest, Ghent
Ben Storms started out by studying art history, then he learned how to work with stone and wood and finally how to design furniture. He became a designer, combining his flair for technique, his passion for materials and his artistic culture in his audacious projects. These demonstrate the will and commitment of this young designer.
One of his first works In Vert, created at the end of his studies, was inspired by the work of the artist Giuseppe Penone and is situated overtly in relation to the urban context. The bench is suggestive of reconciliation between the city and nature. This unique, poetic and adaptable piece draws the eye to the unlimited and changing beauty of the tree, reflected in the mirrored surface.
Storms explores technique and its possibilities with In Vein. He has researched the classic trestle table. The table top is made of a subtly veined marble layer and taken directly from nature, with a sheet of stainless steel, blown using pressure, which seems to take on a life of its own. Each piece is unique and encourages the user to play with the surfaces and adapt the shape to serve as a table top, or once you turn it around, as a mirror.
The coffee table InHale is designed like a sculpture, bringing together two forms and two materials in a confusing design that creates a disturbing illusion. It brings together in a provocative way a massive remnant piece of marble recovered from a quarry for a table top that sits on an inflated metal cushion, producing a surprising effect of lightness and fragility.
Ben Storms seems to like the limit between art and design. His approach, on the limits of what is possible, incites astonishment in the eyes of others, a unique way of provoking desire and InTerfere-ing in our humdrum lives.
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