Matrix is a minimalist, versatile, and singular product collection created by Eindhoven-based design studio OS & OOS, formed by Oskar Peet and Sophie Mensen.
The Matrix project is and began as a system to allow for endless configurations and constructions. The base concept is derived from architectural constructions and solutions for multipurpose form meets function situations. As the construction of the Matrix is built up of individual ribs, the ribs can be designed any which way. This allows the system to be applied to products as well as interior features, or even architectural structures themselves.Matrix uses a three-dimensional grid structure made up of thin strips of laser-cut steel, and is a showcase of surfaces, seating, and lighting that together show a broad application of the concept, illustrating the possibilities as well as the visual aesthetic.
When viewed from the front, the grid structure has a very transparent character, but as the structures start to bend the transparency disappears in a gradient of light type fashion. The inner surfaces of each individual square capture and play with light and appear differently from all other perspectives, creating an interesting mix of light and shadow.