Milan 2012: Bangkok designers THINKK Studio and Studio 248 will team up to present furniture and lighting at Ventura Lambrate in Milan next month, including this adjustable lamp that's held together by a single cord slotted through the components.
Other exhibits will include a chair with a double back for different sitting positions, a wardrobe designed for picking out and displaying seven outfits for the week and a set of vases that won't stand up straight.
The third edition of Ventura Lambrate design district in the north east of Milan will be open from 17 to 22 April 2012.
Here are some more details from the designers:
Observing specific details in the simplest everyday actions resulted in this collaborative project by THINKK Studio and Studio 248 that explores specific gestures unmet by conventional furniture: “ARMS chair”, a multi-armrest chair for various sitting gestures, and “7-day-closet” for personalising outfit selections for the week.
This collaboration also features works with hidden twists such as “Merging Top”: stackable tilted vase set that puts the fun back into flower arranging, and “Crane Lamp”: simple at first glance, but its flexible joints can transform it into many different shapes and positions.
Our collaborative project will be exhibited at Ventura Lambrate (Ventura LAB), Via Massimiano 6, Milan during 17th -22nd April 2012.
Designed byTHINKK Studio
Nowadays, many chair designs are focused on creating unique forms and materials, but very few of them consider the functions that we often overlook. Having carefully observed the way people sit on chairs, we found that the armrest is in fact, an interesting object; it can be used in so many ways, positions and at so many different heights, representing formal or informal expressions. “ARMS chair” offers additional armrests to answer to different sitting gestures, making it unique to each user despite its simple form.
Materials : Ash wood/ Fabric
Dimensions : 49 x 60 H 75
Designed by Studio 248
We often find our closets overcrowded with clothes we rarely wear. And of course, more than often, we find ourselves spending ages to find that favourite item we wear all the time. This “7-day-closet” will help you set out what to wear week by week, featuring your favourite outfits, for your working day, holiday, or for whatever occasion that suits your mood. The design is versatile to suit each person’s unique style: the pole can be rotated outwards, making room for longer dresses or pants. The drawers are designed for more casual outfits that can be folded on top of each other, so you could simply pull out your favourite design from the stack. Everyone plans ahead what to do week by week, so why can’t we do the same with clothes?
Materials : Ash wood
Dimensions : 40 x 70 H 155
Designed by THINKK Studio
Inspired from a classic toy known as the Spinning Top, “Merging Top” comes with 2 different vases, of different shapes, sizes, and degrees of tilt, to create new styles of flower arrangements. The small vase can be stacked on top of the large vase, transforming into a sculpture-like form that combines two contrasting materials which complement each other. With this Merging Top, flower arranging takes on another level of fun.
Materials : Marble / Ash wood / Ceramic
Dimensions : 12 (diameter) H 16 / 22 (diameter) H 10
Designed by Studio 248
“Crane Lamp” is inspired from the shape of the crane used in construction sites, which can transform into different formations. Likewise, this lamp is able to twist and turn according to the user’s desire, through the simplest and most seamless joints. The craftsmanship of this Ash-wood creation makes it appear like an unsuspecting piece of sculpture, ready to transform into a lamp at any time.
Materials : Ash wood
Dimensions : 15 x 15 H 40
Decha Archjananun and Ploypan Theerachai from THINKK Studio
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