Design icon ‘Coil’ – Bram Kerkhofs

Every other week, together with Sjiek / Het Belang Van Limburg, we present a Limburg design icon, or one that is well on its way to becoming one. This week it’s Coil by Bram Kerkhofs.

Is this design?

A closet made of an elastic rope? Design may be a flexible concept, but a lot of high expectations are being fulfilled here. The construction is very innovative and – with new insights and views – gets everything out of the display cabinet.

What makes this so special?

The elastic rope to start. Then the way it is vertically woven between a top and bottom sheet of stainless steel. In addition, it is also a modular system with fixed dimensions: “Coil” measures 40 by 80 centimeters and one shelf can be added to the cupboard every 40 centimeters.

Who comes up with such a thing?

Bram Kerkhofs (° 1977) from Leuven, who obtained a master’s degree as a goldsmith and stone sculpture at PXL Hasselt. In the meantime, this excellent designer is a teacher in the Interior Design course in Brussels and Ghent and has already strung together several (inter) national design awards.

Can I buy that?

This Japanese-looking piece of design is made by the designer himself and is of course for sale. For the sideboard version (80 by 40 centimeters and with legs a total height of 63.5 centimeters), count on a target price of 2,436 euros.

Our verdict?

When Bram Kerkhofs presented this Coil in 2010, he laid a solid foundation for international appreciation. From the outset he has set out a very clear career path for himself and there is still a lot of room for it. There is still more to beckon. Literally and figuratively. For example, he has now extended this Coil principle to “ME&ER”, so that the construction system can also be used multifunctionally, for example as a room divider.

He has a chance of winning a Henry van de Velde 2021 Gold Award in the Habitat category.