Stuff by Marina Ralph

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London Design Festival 09: at The Dock in London last month British designer Marina Ralph showed a cabinet that bulges according to the shape items placed inside.

The piece, called Stuff, has a sycamore and plywood structure covered with a latex skin.

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‘Stuff’ is a storage cabinet, which is responsive to the volume of belongings being stored inside.

As the user’s items fluctuate in quantity, the sides of the cabinet stretch and retract allowing the storage space to grow and shrink accordingly. The user can continue to ‘stuff in’ more and more items until this seemingly slim and inanimate object becomes obese.

Materials: Sycamore and plywood, latex sides.

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Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2009 at 11:14 am by Sarah Housley. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • The Fake Sartorialst

    Great idea, I can see this being used by people that have a certain inclination towards latex fetishes :)

  • Katy McDevitt

    Okay, that’s funny.

  • anne

    That’s a good idea! Simple and easy. I love it!

  • Tine

    Love, love, love it.

  • kaptnk

    There’s something wonderfully wonderfully surreal about this.
    It’s very silly, but very brilliant, and I’d love to have one.

  • *matt

    this makes ME bulge

  • mika

    a slick version of nacho carbonell’s concept, its ok

  • Peepo

    It’s wonderfully!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • laďka

    awesomnes , what else to say?:D

  • Mandy

    where in the world can I buy one of these???