With all the great pieces — both new and classic — exhibited at Design Basel 2010, it's hard to chose favorites. One booth was especially impressive: Priveekollektie from Heusden, The Netherlands.
Priveekollektie was founded four years ago by husband and wife team Irving and Miriam van Dijk. The gallery represents 15 artists and designers. The designs are so beautifully constructed that the pieces are both artwork and functional design.
• Walking Bookcase by Wouter Scheublin. This table moves by pushing it — their is also a Walking Table.
• Tassenkast by Lotty Lindeman. There is apparently no translation for the word Tassenkast, which roughly means "a collection of suitcases hung on the wall that is treated like a cupboard or interior storage space". Each suitcase can be removed and used.
• Tafelgenoten by Carolina Wilcke is a limited edition of 7. Each complete work includes a photograph of the Dutch still-life and the still-life objects themselves, which were handmade by Carolina Wilcke. She crafted the wire bowl, glass bottle (that contains usable olive oil), and the wood cups and vase. Then she photographed them. The piece creates both traditional wall art and functional design for kitchen use.
• Rockshelves & Rocksplit by the renowned Arik Levy who was trained in art, graphic and industrial design.
Images: 2-4, 8-10 Priveekollektie; 5-7Rachael Grad