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GRID PLANK BY DAPHNA LAURENS

The shapes of all four ‘cut and serve’ Grid Planks originate from Daphna Laurens’ grid studies, one of many methods for the design studio to devise form and shape. Varying in size and grid, all planks are designed to be clear-cut functional and aesthetically alluring, without adding unneeded materials or ‘handy’ accessories. “Cut on the smooth, serve on the grid side”. Use the plank like this and it will persist in being neat and tidy for a very long time. Oiling the beech wooden plank once in a while, using grape seed or alternative thin non-smelling oil extends its durable use. A ‘how to treat’ specification comes with every Grid Plank.

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PRESERVED KNOWLEDGE BY CLEO MAXIME

Cleo Maxime has created a series of objects inspired by traditional food preservation methods that predate the introduction of refrigeration. She is inspired by how we value our food and how this has changed over time. The collection include a cheese box made from translucent rubber that features a place for sugar to regulate humidity and prevent the cheese from spoiling. An apple-trivet is inspired by traditional apple racks that kept apples apart, increasing shelf-life and a glass item to preserve lemons; with a thin layer of vinegar, leftover halves placed on top stay good for another week. With this contemporary series of kitchen products Cleo Maxime wants to create awareness, educate and increase the value of our food. She sees her projects as a 3D documentation of the knowledge and valvues on food, which are otherwise disappearing.

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CHUBBY CHAIR BY DIRK VANDER KOOIJ

The chubby chair of Dirk vander Kooij is the result of finding a quick and effective method of producing a chair with his endless robot. By adjusting the productionprocess with thicker lines and manipulate the material on a specific temparature it is now possible to produce chairs more effectively- the chubby is available in red, yellow, green, white, grey, black and blue.

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STATE OF TRANSIENCE BY SANDER WASSINK

The on-going project of Sander Wassink, State of Transience, is a responsive design process which is continuously shifting over time. Using the relatively simple design archetype of a chair, Wassink repurposes materials, making additions, subtractions and mutations, to suggest the impossibility of a final or fixed form. Each new version of this chair, documented in incremental stages, shows evidence of it’s past constructions and glimpses into it’s future potential. Every new state is a testament to ingenuity of human production and the fragility of supposedly rigid constructions. In this way the project maintains a lineage of its arrangements, preserving both it’s past iterations and suggesting future possible developments simultaneously. The goal is not a finished product, but instead a material history of combinations and constructions.
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TINY MIRACLES VASE BY PEPE HEYKOOP

This paper vase of designer Pepe Heykoop was produced together with The Tiny Miracles Foundation: A Netherlands-based, charitable organization founded by his cousin Laurien Meuter that focuses, in partnership with Hamara Foundation, on one community in Mumbai, India: the Pardeshi’s. Their goal is to create a self sustaining income for these poor people. This vase is part of the tiny Miracles collection- a paper vase that can be folded and put on for example a winebottle- very beautiful and practical too.

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WOODEN TEXTILES BY ELISA STROZYK

“Wooden Textiles”  of Elisa Strozyk is a material that is half wood-half textile, between hard and soft, challenging what  can be expected from a material or category. It looks and smells familiar but feels strange, as it is able to move and    form in unexpected ways. On the picture the plaid is shown of the ‘wooden textiles’ series.

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