Totem by Vincent Van Duysen

10 Aug 2010

I'm still searching for a cabinet that would fit nicely in our office. When browsing around I stumbled upon these Totem cabinets designed by Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen for the Dutch company Pastoe. I'm really in love now as cubes are available in a wide range of colors…

Totem by Vincent Van Duysen

I'm still searching for a cabinet that would fit nicely in our office. When browsing around I stumbled upon these Totem cabinets designed by Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen for the Dutch company Pastoe. I'm really in love now as cubes are available in a wide range of colors.

“Totem is an object you can look at from all angles. Every detail has been thought through. The proportions of the thickness of the material and the dimensions of the bodies are carefully harmonized.”

 — Vincent Van Duysen

The Totem line is made of separate cubes that can be assembled into any manor of storage. Doors, drawers and dividers can be added to further divide the space. So you can fully customize it and make it your own by filling it with personal items.

I like the flexibility this offers. If you are bored with one look, you re-order it by playing with the layouts. They can be open or closed on one side, and you can put horizontal shelves in them. I love the simplicity of it, and when you play with the colors the Totem really lives up to its name. As I understand it, Totem is available in all colors of the whole Pastoe range as well as walnut, oak and smoked oak veneers. The furniture was launched during Milan Design Week 2010 and in this movie you can hear the designer talk about his creation. Can't wait to see it in real life at Interieur 2010, Kortrijk, Belgium in October and maybe land a good deal on it as well.

Totem by Vincent Van Duysen

I was looking for an item of furniture that changes with use

 — Vincent Van Duysen
Totem by Vincent Van Duysen
Totem by Vincent Van Duysen
Totem by Vincent Van Duysen

Comments

  1. 1 Robert Eerhart 11 Aug 2010

    Awesome! Just love the combination of materials and colors.

  2. 2 nerdinvasions 19 Aug 2010

    1st i Love the work | & Beautiful website.

  3. 3 Beth D. 16 Sep 2010

    I like these A LOT!

  4. 4 fre 17 Sep 2010

    knap en functioneel

  5. 5 remco 17 Sep 2010

    Come and see Totem in Kortrijk hal 6 stand 621.