Stockholm 2011: Note Design Studio present a series of objects developed from doodles in the margins of their sketchbooks at their Stockholm studio this week.
Top: Tembo. Above: half-time objects
Called Marginal Notes, the pieces include armchairs, lighting and a shelving unit, alongside pieces that have no function but represent the early beginnings of ideas that may be used in later projects.
The information below and captions are from the designers:
MARGINAL NOTES 2011 by Note Design Studio
One morning, over a cup of coffee, we decided to let go of all ideas about strategy and allow ourselves to play for a while.
We all went through our notebooks and looked at the sketches in the margin – those that appear in passing, intuitively and suddenly – those that never really got the attention they deserved. We fell in love with these scribbles and embraced their odd proportions, diverse materials and lack of clever functions. Some were left for later but others were pushed further, into the physical world.
Above: half-time objects
Among prototypes and sketches we also developed some half–time forms; early seeds that influenced later objects.These not yet functionally defined forms acted as catalysts throughout the process. In the end it became an exhibition. Maybe it will give you some new ideas.
Above: Yesterday Island
HIGH TIDE/LOW TIDE – shelves
The tidal range is the vertical difference between the high tide and the succeeding low tide. Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of the Earth. The shelves in these two floating pieces of furniture mark the tidal ranges of the Strait of Magellan, the calmer Pacific versus the more dramatic Atlantic.
Above: Boop sofa
Among prototypes and sketches we also developed some half–time forms; early seeds that influenced later objects. These not yet functionally defined forms acted as catalysts throughout the process.
Above and below: High Tide/Low Tide shelves
BOOP – sofa, chair and lounge chair
1. boop: The mystery of the boop shall never be revealed. But when saying "Boop" you must poke a random person on the nose.
2. boop: To poke an animal or something cute on the nose.
TOMORROW ISLAND/YESTERDAY ISLAND – lamps
The Diomede Islands are located in the middle of the Bering Strait between Alaska and Siberia, and their awkward man-made separation inspired us. The islands are sometimes called Tomorrow Island (Big Diomede, Russian territory) and Yesterday Island (Little Diomede, U.S. territory) because the time difference between them is 20 hours, but the distance only three kilometers.
Above: Tomorrow Island lamp
SIBLING – table
Just like sister and brother this table and table grew up together. Their genetic and physical closeness is marked by a strong bond of colour and material. They sprung from the same root but ended up quite different.
TEMBO – high table and stool
Tembo is Swahili for elephant. When elephants walk, they always have at least one foot on the ground. They don't run. Because of their straight legs and large pad-like feet elephants can stand for very long periods of time without getting tired. Just like our table and stool.
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