The Boring Collection was conceived by Lensvelt/Space Encounters as a comment on the “ugly” appearance of affordable contract furniture and the distracting designs being added to some workplaces in the wake of the Google office. Lernert & Sander worked with the most iconic gesture of boredom: throwing a ball of crumpled paper into the trashcan until the clock reads five. In the film, office workers steal the scene even though they are surrounded by the designs of Boring Collection.
For the print campaign furniture was stacked in shapes inspired by Ettore Sottsass’ Carlton bookcase, one of the most ’un’boring pieces of furniture.
The concept will be repeated for the furniture collection’s debut at this year’s Milan design week with an installation at Ventura Lambrate. The furniture will be placed in a clock-like formation, and will stand in an artificial landscape of 150,000 paper balls made from leaflets about the collection.
Sander Plug is a director, visual artist, photographer, and designer whose composed visual language and minimal aesthetic have earned him widespread acclaim throughout the industry. From 2007-2019, Sander was part of the esteemed director duo Lernert & Sander, where he perfected his simple yet stunning approach and earned numerous awards and international accolades. In 2019, he branched off to create his own studio: Studio Sander Plug. With a degree in industrial engineering and a masters in fine arts, Sander has a truly non-replicable style that blends the best of ultra-minimal design and hyperrealistic image-making. He shares his time between Amsterdam and Berlin.
Milano Design Award 2016 Salone del Mobile – Boring Collection
Andy Award Gold 2016, NYC – Campari
ASVOFF 2015 – Foot Models / 3.1 Phillip Lim
YCN Professional Awards 2015 – The Sound of Cos
British Arrows 2015 – The Sound of Cos
ASVOFF 2014 – The Sound of COS
MadridFFF 2014 – The Sound of COS
Clio Award 2014 – Needle & Thread
Red Dot Award 2013 – Website Viktor & Rolf
ASVOFF 2012 – Needle & Thread
ASVOFF 2011 – Fantastic Spins
Dutch Design Award 2011 – Elektrotechnique
2014 Still/Life, 3 Shadows Art Centre, Beijing (CH)
2013 Design in Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL)
2013 Colette, Paris (FR)
2013 Still/Life, MAMM, Moscow (RU)
2013 Unilever, Cannes (FR)
2012 Let your hair down, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL)
2012 Salone Milan, Brioni House, Milan (IT)
2011 Still/Life – Foam, Amsterdam (NL)
2011 Tweede Kamer, Den Haag (NL)
2010 Graphic Design Museum, Breda (NL)
2009 Palais Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL)