NOMAN Studio was commissioned by Woes van Haaften & Roosje van Donselaar to be part of the exhibition “In Stijl”; an initiative of the Design Kwartier in Den Hague to celebrate the year of Mondrian.
NOMAN got fascinated by the tension created through a dogmatic rule in some early works by Mondrian, in which parallel lines where not allowed to touch. Similar to Mondrians methods, NOMAN Studio set out a set of rules to work within. Resulting in elements that function as spacers making sure a strap, following the walls, never touches them. Therefore highlighting the in-between space and the suspense that gives, will they touch? The spacers them selves, function as an “architectural code”; the shape of the object indicates whether it’s located on, for example: a corner, doorpost or a straight wall. A language, abstracting its surroundings, unfolds between the work and the space.