‘Modern’ range launch – 16 new profiles!


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During the Biennale INTERIEUR 2016 exhibition, DAVUKA and ORAC will be launching their latest collection – MODERN. This new collection interprets modernism in angular and sharp lines, breaking traditions and conventions and focusing more than ever on the symbiosis between architecture and decoration.

Form follows function 

Modernists focus on the essential – their designs are free of superfluous details. They focus on the intended function or use of an object. Using simple and sober lines, they create clean, minimalist architectural concepts that are at the same time very decorative and stylish.

Architectural interpretation, inspired by experts 

“With this new collection, we are interpreting modernism via angular and sharp lines”, explains Yves Taillieu. “In order to ensure that a specific style is interpreted rigorously and correctly, we always work together with specialists. For our new MODERN collection, we called in the assistance of the Italian architect Orio Tonini.

Orio succeeds in giving our designs an architectural interpretation and integrating them perfectly into the surrounding space. We were certain from the very beginning that he was the person we wanted to work with in designing our MODERN collection, consisting of indirect lighting profiles, cornice mouldings, skirting, and 3-D ornaments, and launching them during the Biennale INTERIEUR 2016. Orio is a master at seamlessly integrating our products into the architectural space instead of simply adding them afterwards as an afterthought.”

Stylistic functionalism 

The new MODERN collection is based on 5 concepts, which have found their expression in 16 high-quality 3D ornaments.

Clever play of shadows 

The L3 concept, developed by the Italian architect Orio Tonini, consists of 4 modernist profiles (C380-C383) designed for the integration of indirect LED lighting. Each profile can be used as a standalone element, for example as an uplighter or they can be combined to create beautifully composed linear patterns of light and shadow.

Chamfered and sober 

STEPS, also designed by Orio Tonini, consists of a series of 4 simply designed profiles (C390 – C393), each with an individual character and function, including an original border, a clean-cut cornice moulding, and a practical solution for hiding a curtain rail or LED lighting. The chamfered corners at the top and bottom also create a subtle shadow line that manages to accentuate the linear pattern.

Angular and interesting 

The High Line profiles are comprised of two skirting boards designed by Pierre Daems. This creative developer sets himself apart by his use of straight lines and correct proportions – the fundamental features of modernism.

Versatile and functional 

Diagonal integrates technology, design and function in one profile. “The profile was based on the idea of being able to use one of the same product as a skirting board and as a light source“, explains Orio Tonini. That’s why the choice fell on Duropolymer®, an extruded, high-density polymer mixture that is extremely water- and knock-resistant. This makes it an ideal product to use as a sleek skirting board, for up and downlighting with integrated LEDs, or an entire wall covering. Its unlimited potential makes every space unique.

Geometric volume 

At a second stand at the Biennale INTERIEUR, we are showcasing a unique series of 3D Wall Panels (W100 – W104), inspired by the abstract lines and geometric forms of modernist architecture. This new concept – developed in close collaboration with the Italian architect Orio Tonini and painter-artist Emma Geers – transforms ‘usual’ into ‘unusual’ in combination with texture and colour.