ME bar

Marco Evaristti

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ME stands for Marco Evaristti, the man come artist who drew up one of our now most recognized and applauded design families, the ME Family. Evaristti is artistic to the bone. Everything he does echoes into the zeitgeist, including his work for Askman.

One of non-artsy-fartsy people’s biggest criticism of those who claim to understand art, is whether it serves a functional purpose. Whether what everybody can speak seemingly never ending monologues about actually provides value to the world.

The ME Family aims to do just that. The beautiful design principles reeks of the thoughts only an artist like Evaristti could think, all whilst being actually functional. All whilst being… chairs.

Marco Evaristti

Marco forces the spectator to look at life’s sometimes obscure and absurd paradoxes, and his artworks often revolve around taboos, such as death. Death is the only certainty we have in life and it reminds us to always live life to the fullest. When carefully constructed, design and art objects are able to outlive us and be passed down from generation to generation. With this in mind, Marco succeeds in designing furniture that crosses the gap between art and function.

ME bar

ME Bar isn’t your ordinary bar stool. Mainly because it isn’t made by your ordinary designer. And well, mainly because Marco Evaristti isn’t a deisgner. He’s more than that; he’s an artist.

ME Bar is an exercise in highlighting the beauty of different shapes and their interplay with each other. Observe ME Bar from different angles, and you’ll notice a different shape show up everytime. From the side, you have a reuleaux triangle, from the front, you have a half circle on top of a square and from the back, you have two straight legs lovingly attempting to form a triangle.

Itt’s the interplay between different shapes that adds dynamism to any room the ME Bar gets to grace, but it’s also what makes it an extremely sturdy, and beautiful piece of furniture, that you’ll enjoy for ages to come.