Laura Steenbeke
Passe Partout Designer

Laura Steenbeke

Laura Steenbeke Designer

During my architectural studies and first years of working experience, my interest in the multidisciplinary of architecture started to develop. The approach from a wide range of references offers different scales to be implemented. In this way, an object can already determine the entire space or way of living. From this belief, I started designing furniture for Passe Partout. The whole story behind the Jukebox-series started in my third year of Architectural Sciences at the university of Antwerp: a structural knot of a roof-construction became the major detail of a table. This search and the conscious choice of a detail has triggered me ever since. It often determines already the functionality, materiality and flexibility of the design.

I find it important to watch over the purity of an idea, which often feels like a sort of evidence in both architecture and interior design, with a certain sobriety and rationality that on the other hand is fascinating in many more layers. A good design retains a prominent identity, but is open to flexibility and above all freedom, which Jukebox and other series like Amazon can confirm.