Expectation 05

August 29, 2008

“I allow for signifiers of use, such as a door, shelf, or a drawer, with these elements becoming just enough information for the viewer/user to relate to. Through this denial I start to uncover ways furniture communicates and challenges viewers/users to question their expectations of something they are familiar with. The viewer/user then can begin to locate meaning because of this familiarity and start to make sense of the piece. It is important to me that my works challenge how people see art and design and the differences or similarities they have, they can begin looking at both in a new way.”
Very refreshing idea…

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Keyless Cabinet Lock

February 14, 2008

I think something like that must have been around for a long time but I never really thought about it or actually seen it.
The Codelocks Cabinet Lock opens up the possibilities for electronic access control.
This simple electronic lock is an easy quick retrofit for cam locks supplied as standard on a wide range of lockers, cabinets and cupboards.
It can easily be fitted to lockers or cabinets, which don’t have a locking device already fitted, giving the user immediate and simple keypad access without the need for keys.

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Veuve Clicquot & Porsche Design have launched the “Vertical Limit”, a handmade stainless steel cabinet that houses 12 vintages of champagne. Each compartment is lit and temperature maintained. Only 15 made at  USD70k each!!

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Plastic Fantastic

February 24, 2007

Antique Reconditioned wood Dressoir, coated in a soft skin durable rubber, suitable for outdoor use, available in many colors.

Closed back version of Voltaire 1 chair. Re-Worked & reconditioned wood chair,re-upholstered, and coated in a soft skin rubber. Suitable for indoor & outdoor use. Produced in Holland. Both by Jasper Van Grotel.

Its rubber… thats how we can bring live to old things… don’t have to throw, don’t have to buy new ones… by the way… its very expensive these… almost USD2000 for a chair?

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Blend Karim Rashid

December 24, 2006

A vertical storage space from Karim Rashid’s first collection for Horm. One of Karim’s millions of designs revolving around his egyptian symbols and brain teasing graphics, this one here must take a very long time to clean out the dust…

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Discovery Cabinet and Drawers

December 24, 2006

Beauty in design is in the details. Available as door or drawer unit system, both which use the intriguing peeled corner detail as an aesthetic and functional feature. The drawer system uses the peel detail to reveal a splash of the coloured internal drawer carcass.

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Its so messy but it still make sense… The Contactbox collects and hides cords and chargers, leaving your charger easy to find and with no more tangled messy cords (or at least on the outside).

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Shoe Wheel

November 18, 2006

Up to 30 pairs of shoes can be stored in the Shoe Wheel, which tucks into a closet (and make your clothes smell) and then rolls out easily.

Looks like an industrial fan, and in reality, it will not look so co-ordinated and colourful unless you bought a wardrobe of similar looking shoes… but never the less useful.

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Variety Cabinet

October 30, 2006


Beauty is in the details. Nice flower patterns milled on black lacquer with bright 50s flower prints on the inside to complete the design. With wheels too so you can move your clothes around the house to show off…hmmm.

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