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_Opgericht in 2014 door Linde Freya Tangelder

Gevestigd in Antwerpen en Brussel.

Binnen het werk van Destroyers/Builders bestaat een interactie tussen de meubelstukken in een overkoepelende inspiratiebron; gevonden in architectonische elementen, materialen of bouwtechnieken. Linde Freya Tangelder, oprichter van de studio, streeft naar zintuiglijke relevantie en culturele waarde in detail en op grotere schaal. De werken hebben een sculpturaal en architectonisch karakter en balanceren tussen hedendaagse en traditionele elementen. ​ Geïnspireerd door architecturale vormen, benadrukken de meubelstukken het veld tussen industrie en mens, door middel van diverse materialen. Constructies worden verkleind tot menselijke afmetingen en vertalingen resulteren in sculpturale gebaren. Zowel low- als high-end materialen worden geherwaardeerd, heroverwogen en getransformeerd. De ingrepen en afwerkingen met de hand geven deze architecturale objecten een tactiel aspect. Het contrast in materialen, de tastbaarheid en de menselijke sporen die nog zichtbaar zijn in het object, verklaren de werkwijze van Destroyers/Builders.

_Founded in 2014, by Linde Freya Tangelder

Antwerp and Brussels based.

Within the works of Destroyers/Builders an interaction between the furniture pieces exist in an overarching inspiration; found in architectural elements, materials or building techniques. Linde Freya Tangelder, founder of the studio, strives for sensory relevance and cultural value in detail and larger scale. The works have a sculptural and architectural character, and balance between contemporary and traditional elements.

Inspired by architectural shapes, the furniture pieces highlight the field between industry and human, through diverse materials. Constructions are scaled down to human sizes, and translations result into sculptural gestures. Both low and high end materials get revalued, reconsidered and transformed. The interventions and finishes by hand, give these architectural objects a tactile aspect. The contrast in materials, the touchability, and the human traces that are still visible in the object, explain the method of Destroyers/Builders. 

 

_Destroyers/Builders for valerie_objects

A minimalist play of color, shape and texture, that’s the result of our collaboration with the young conceptual designer linde freya tangelder (nl) a.k.a. destroyers/builders. linde freya deconstructed the small and seemingly banal elements of architecture and translated them into simple and pure design objects that spark the interior. she morphed the shape of a simple curved tube into six beautiful table and wall objects such as a small shelf, a bookend and a tiny mirror. the objects are made of brick, porcelain and steel: a mixture of high-end and low-end materials with natural textures. ‘i zoom in on the elements that most architects try to keep out of sight’, linde freya says. while questioning the border between art and functionality, we believe that these objects have the power to become the new little altars of the contemporary home. 

for the 14th time in a row, the biennale interieur and the magazines knack weekend and le vif weekend have chosen a belgian designer of the year. valerie_objects is particularly proud that for 2019 the choice fell on linde freya tangelder of destroyers / builders.

 

_objects and projects

2021

In Residence - residency organized by In Residence, Turin, IT

Contrefort - bench - icw Fondaria Battaglia (project by Doppia Firma)

 

2020

Assemble Sofa for valerie_objects

2019

Windows of Bo Bardi - architectural furniture / reserach architect Lina bo Bardi

Etage Shelves for valerie_objects

Brick’s Reflection - sculptural furniture / outcome of material research on brick

Loft Le Lorrain - architectural photo series - icw Jeroen Verrecht

High & Low Section - sculptural furniture Archetype Series for Nilufar (FAR) - sculptural furniture

Bolder Chair II - architectural furniture

Horn Variations - material research - furniture

Cross Vault - architectural furniture

Segments - series in brick, steel, porcelain - for valerie_objects

Bolder Chair & Bolder Seat - architectural furniture

 

2017

Archetyping Daybed - sculptural furniture

2016

Bigger Plate - research and object development (handcarving, cnc)

Bold Side Table - furniture 

2015-2016

Dense - Museum of Fine Arts Ghent Belgium (MSK) - interior / furniture

 

2015
Studies for Pavilion ‘s Gravenwezel - spacial intervention 

2014 - 2015

Studies for Carved Architectural Panels - interior/ furniture

_exhibitions

2020

COLLECTIBLE fair Brussels - icw valerie_traan gallery and valerie_objects, BE

Stockholm Furniture Fair - Assemble for valerie_objects, BE

2019

Designer of the Year 2019 - by Interieur & Knack Weekend - Firma Brussels, BE

SALON NY - New York design fair - High & Low Section - by Nilufar Gallery, US

Atelier Ecru - Ghent - works of Destroyers /Builders, BE

Maison & Objet - Etage and Segments for valerie_objects, BE

Nilufar Depot - FAR - Milan Design Week - Archetype Series, IT

Milan Design Week - Edition 2 Bodem - BRUT collective, IT

COLLECTIBLE designfair Brussels - Zaventem Ateliers and Itenerance, BE

Henry van de Velde - BOZAR -Young Talent Award ‘19, BE

2018

Interieur Kortrijk - with BRUT collective, BE 

St-Vincents - BRUT edition 1, BE 

Milan Design Week - Edition 1 - BRUT collective, IT

KANAL centre Pomipdou Brussels - Between art and design - BRUT collective, BE 

COLLECTIBLE designfair Brussels - collections of Destroyers /Builders,BE 

BOZAR - Itinerance by Jean-Francois Leclerq, BE 

 

2017

OPERAE - collectable designfair Torino, Italy, IT 

London Design Festival - Adorno Design, UK 

MADE designfair Sao Paulo - curated by Elien Haentjens, BR 

Occasionele Ontmoetingen - Event #2 Loft Jo Crepain, BE 

Design Museum Gent - 8e Triennale for Design, BE 

Milan Design Week - BASE design, IT 

2015

Gen’ 15 - Thousend Ways to Visualize Dust - curated by Martijn Nekoui, NL 

 

2014

Graduation Show Design Academy Eindhoven - Working Structures, NL