Pure Talents Contest
The competition for up-and-coming designer - fresh and innovative ideas for furniture, lighting and furnishings.
Product name: Collecta
The products are homeware accessories and coffee table made in terrazzo. Collecta is a range of objects and furniture pieces that bring a new perspective on the Italian traditional material Terrazzo. The collection is composed by 2 coffee tables, 4 bowls and 4 candle holders.
Product name: Eder
Eder is a rocking stool made of steel and cork – logical and beautiful.
The rocking stool Eder does not simply submit to its user, but causes him to stand up repeatedly and also to move whilst seated. This playful aspect contrasts with its simple appearance. Bare steel and cork give the stool an agreeable look, feel and sound, without seeming mundane. It is beautiful rather than pleasing.
Product name: Edge
Edge tables feature a carrying handle with both visual and functional values.
'Edge' is a set of two coffee tables, which can be used either outdoor or indoor. The tables are made of powder-coated steel and aluminum and feature a carrying handle, which has both visual and functional values. The half ring shaped handle functions in two manners: making it easy to carry the tables around and when not in use, as an edge, making sure nothing slips off surface.
Product name: Es liegt was in der Luft
An olfactory clock.
The olfactory clock allows the user to experience the passage of time in a different way. Instead the time being read, as with other timepieces, it hangs in the air and is inhaled.At hourly intervals, a drop of essence trickles down onto the pre-heated copper dish and leaves behind a very delicate trace. A new fragrance can thus be assigned to each hour.
Product name: Flexit
Flexit grows with the user and their needs, from bunk bed, to desk, to double bed.
Belgium-based designer Pieter Peulen was inspired during his time in school while living in student accommodations. Flexit is a structure made up of two vertical frames and one horizontal one. The horizontal frame can be set at three different levels – as a bed, a desk, or bunk bed. You can connect the two elements together to create more options or separate them and put them in different parts. The possibilities are endless!
Product name: focus
LED lamp, the rays from which are reflected on a concave mirror.
With the table lamp “focus”, the user is invited to approach light in a playful manner. A concave mirror reflects the beam of light from the height-adjustable LED; depending on the position of the illuminant, the light is either concentrated or scattered. The lamp is infinitely adjustable using a sliding contact, which breaks with the electrical contact at both ends and thus serves as an on-off switch.
Produkc tname: Goldwaage
Wardrobe object in the shape of a set of oversized mechanical gold scales.
The wardrobe object Goldwaage works like a set of mechanical balance scales. If an item of clothing is removed or added, that side of the object lifts or drops. A balance can be achieved using the weighing pan on the other side. As a result, the user is provoked into taking action as a consequence of his/her usage. The wardrobe object responds sensitively and physically to being used and is an homage to the pre-digital era.
Product name: Hello, Goodbye
The coat hanger “Hello, Goodbye” is both clothes hanger and shoehorn.
The cloakroom is a venue for social and personal rituals. You greet guests, and say goodbye to them again, and go through personal routines when entering and leaving your own four walls. The acts of putting on your jacket and shoes are part of the same story. Made from a strip of sheet metal, the coat hanger “Hello, Goodbye” combines clothes hanger and shoehorn into one product and is an attentive companion to your daily rituals.
Product name: Klappstuhl
Laser-cut steel tube combined with standard moulded plywood.
The frame of the folding chair is formed from a steel tube, which is cut with a tube laser. By creating the front and back legs with just one cut, there is almost no loss of material. In the next production step, the individual parts are welded on the inside to avoid the need for them to be laboriously ground. The seat and backrest are cut from standard parts, which are manufactured using existing pressing tools.
Product name: Major Tom
Major Tom is a modular system for furniture.
Major Tom is a modular system. Thanks to a clever connection system, it allows furniture to be assembled, dismantled or modified quickly. The key component is a conical steep thread onto which module elements are screwed by a simple 90° rotation. With a “click”, an automatic mechanism secures this connection. The stand module is a space-saving, collapsible tripod that forms a cylinder when closed.
Product name: Nascondino
Nascondino is a collection of alcoves providing a moment of intimacy.
Nascondino is a collection of alcoves providing a moment of intimacy. Reminiscent of the youthful days of hide-and-seek, Nascondino creates a new space in which we can lose ourselves in reverie. When we leave our feet poking out, it’s usually because we want to be found.
Product name: Neo
The lamp Neo leans against the wall and simultaneously uses it as a diffuser.
The lamp Neo consists of a rod bent in two places, which leans against the wall. The points where it comes into contact with the wall and the floor are made of silicone and give the lamp a secure standing position. In the upper part of the rod, LED modules are embedded in the profile. There are cooling vents on the reverse of the lighting segment and it can be rotated, thus providing direct or indirect illumination.
Paresse is a daybed celebrating the lazy pleasure experienced at the beach.
Paresse is a daybed celebrating the lazy pleasure experienced at the beach. While sitting, spreading, or even laying, Paresse offers both a change of scenery and the comfort of an interior furniture. Combining specific materials and technics, the aesthetic of Paresse refers to beach furnitures, sails, ropes, meshes, or plastic inflatables encountered on seaside resorts.
Product name: Pico Balla
Pico Balla is a sculpture and a display unit. A wall object for special items.
The back wall consists of 8 colour fields, on which surfaces of different heights are arranged in alignment with one another. Viewing the superimposed surfaces from different angles results in a fascinating game of constantly evolving compositions of colour and space. Three identical wall objects have been produced that appear strikingly different simply by being rotated by 90 degrees.
Product name: Pong
Pong is a battery-operated ceiling lamp for indoor and outdoor use.
The lamp Pong, consisting of a lampshade, a battery and the power cable connecting them, is a versatile, pendant luminaire. Here, the cable is not simply defined as a power line, instead it primarily serves a mechanical function, as a cord that allows the lamp to be loosely slung over banisters, suspended from beams or anywhere else.
Product name: Seaside bench
A wooden and concrete bench designed for a beach in Normandie.
Seaside bench is designed for the beach of Saint-Pierre-en-Port, a typical beach of Normandie protected by a concrete dam which does not let much natural space to take a seat. To fit this environment, its design revisits a common type of bench from the north seaside made of wood and concrete.
Product name: SLANTED MIRROR
SLANTED MIRROR is a frameless mirror.
SLANTED MIRROR is a corner mirror. Its position in the corner of the room shifts the focus to an area that otherwise plays a somewhat marginal role in the home. Thanks to its elongated trapezoidal form, it can sit flush against walls and floor without the need for a frame. By reflecting the room on a diagonal, SLANTED MIRROR allows the space to be seen from a new perspective.
Product name: SOL
SOL is table lamp is for indoor use that can be packed flat.
SOL is a Japanese-inspired lamp, which allows the sun to continue to shine indoors. The table lamp, which is sculptural in nature, is flat-packed and can be assembled easily. Thanks to a unique cutting pattern, two layers of tear-resistant “MADOCA” shoji paper are stretched and mounted around the illuminant. This results in atmospheric mood lighting.
Product name: Steam bending furniture
Steam bending wood furniture
Material and technology research. The research explores and examines the material limits - wood. And the old and traditional technology - steam bending. How far can I bend the wood fibers? How can I take advantage on aesthetically detail to functional profit? This way of thinking helped me to develop a series of furniture in which each piece shows the potential and abilities of the technology in a different way.
Produktname: The Colour of Hair
An innovative process to print keratin rich materials into metals.
The Colour of Hair is a collaborative project between Dutch designer Martijn Rigters and Swiss designer Fabio Hendry. The tables display their innovative process of transforming abundant human hair into a sustainable and resistant ink. By carbonizing the keratin from the hair into hardened aluminum, the duo has developed multiple unique patterns for a range of artifacts, as well as applied their printing wonders to floor and wall tiles.
Product name: Tordu
Tordu is a valet stand.
The traditional technique of steaming and bending solid wood is reinterpreted with the valet stand “Tordu” and translated into a contemporary design. A flat wooden profile is not bent during the finishing process, but twisted. The resulting torsion (twisting) becomes a functional and creative component in the frame structure.