Umami PIET is a unique sideboard designed to honor the work of Piet Mondrian. The project was created 3 years ago, but it is officially released today not without a reason, todays the day of the 150th anniversary of Mondrian's birth.
The starting point for the PIET sideboard is the Umami collection, initially inspired by Japanese culture.
The effect of Max Kobiela's project is a tribute to the work of Piet Mondrian, an exceptionally charismatic artist whose work has had a great impact on artists from many creative fields, from architecture, through design to fashion.
Strongly accentuated black horizontal and vertical lines create fields that are filled with the basic colors: red, blue and white.
A characteristic accent are the yellow squares elements at the base, which refer directly to the works of artists from the De Stijl group, such as Gerrit Rietveld.
„Vertical and horizontal lines are the expression of two opposing forces; they exist everywhere and dominate everything; their reciprocal action constitutes 'life'. I recognized that the equilibrium of any particular aspect of nature rests on the equivalence of its opposites."
- Piet Mondrian
Piet Mondrian-Composition II in Red, Blue,Yellow, 1930. Image via wikimedia.org | Mondrian signature via Wikipedia.com | Mondrian in his Paris studio in 1933. Photograph: Collection RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History Photo credit: Charles Karsten.