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Ben Storms

Ben Storms is a Belgian designer and craftsman who thinks in terms of materials. By using state-of-the-art techniques he transforms them to captivating shapes that defy expectations. Storms equally masters thinking and making. He has refined his craft as a stone mason, sculptor and woodworker. In his practice, he often combines traditional techniques with high-tech processes to create unique pieces of furniture with a sculptural character.

In my practice as a designer, I push materials to their boundaries, often questioning common notions. Does marble always have to look heavy? Can steel look soft? By creating shapes that verge on the impossible, I confuse the viewers, make them lose their balance briefly, and stimulate them to look at familiar materials with a fresh eye.

Like the materiality that is the result, the transformational techniques in my practice are paradoxical: both centuries-old, e.g. the laborious sanding and polishing of marble, and ultramodern, e.g. 3D scanning or CNC milling. It is in this meeting of extremes that my works are nestled.”

“In my design process, I always start from raw materials. I like to work with solid materials that have been used for centuries, such as marble or steel. After all, I am the son of a stonemason. I love these materials for their natural beauty and strength.

Ben Storm's's Objects

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In Hale Coffee Table Rouge Belg
In Hale Coffee Table Rouge Belg
In Hale Coffee Table Rouge Belg
Ex Hale Wallpiece Pink Onyx 90 x 45
Ex Hale Wallpiece Pink Onyx 90 x 45
Ex Hale Wallpiece Pink Onyx 90 x 45
In Vein 200 x 100 
In Vein 200 x 100 
In Vein 200 x 100 
Cast Glass Coffee table
Cast Glass Coffee table
Cast Glass Coffee table
Ex Hale Coffee Table Breccia Viola
Ex Hale Coffee Table Breccia Viola
Ex Hale Coffee Table Breccia Viola
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