Union is an attempt to combine two objects physically because their connection is so obvious. Union is also an ode to one of the Belgian design icons: the “Union Match” matchbox, a beautiful but anonymous object. In every Belgian household you could find these matches, used to light a stove, candle, fireplace or cigarette. Cheap plastic lighters and electricity made them obsolete. Union remembers us of a time when real fire was still used to create light, when striking a match was a magical moment.
Made by Hugo Meert