Invader Storage System
by Maria Bruun

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Invader Storage system by Maria Bruun

Danish designer Maria Bruun has created a trio of modular cabinets on spindly legs that nestle together to resemble an alien from Space Invaders.

Invader Storage system by Maria Bruun

Each piece in the Invader Storage System is on wheels, making it easy to move them around.

Invader Storage system by Maria Bruun

Drawers and cupboards can be stacked in different arrangements and slotted together.

Invader Storage system by Maria Bruun

The body of each cabinet is rectilinear, but the feet are shaped like pyramids.

Invader Storage system by Maria Bruun

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Here's the description from the designer:


Invader Storage System

Globalization is upon us, more and more people pilgrimage to the various metropolises of the world. As a result we are forced to live closer and closer to each other in smaller spaces. This also creates a new demand to our furniture where designers are forced to create products that allow the compressed lifestyle of modern consumers.

They say: ‘home is where the heart is’ but in my research I discovered that ‘home is where your stuff is’.

Invader Storage system by Maria Bruun

When I created Invader I visited 30 private homes for conversations and registrations on ‘how do people really live, and what constitutes ‘home’ for them’. During this process it became clear to me that people, however small they live, always have a collection of objects from around the world, favourite books, loving memories, and practicalities following them on their journey in life.

Through all their collected items people stage and identify ‘who they are’ or ‘who they want to be’ to the world.

Invader Storage system by Maria Bruun

Invader is a series of storage furniture with a focus on maximum flexibility for its user. Its modular flexibility, and construction on wheels creates a multiple of spatial solutions, and fills the need for both hidden and open storage.

The light long-legged aesthetic makes us question gravity and strength of the wooden legs, but a metal core in the construction provides maximal strength and allows the clean and simple, almost rigorous character of the furniture to stand out.

Invader Storage system by Maria Bruun

The stackable storage modules have a variation of three sizes and three basic functions; the drawer, the cabinet, and the surface. These three functions are the basic storage needs. A cabinet or drawer where we can hide the things that we do not want the world to see and a surface where we can stage the objects and stories we want the world to see.

The piece is inspired by its users needs and ways of living. How do we tell stories and stage our life and identity though our storage and collected objects? The project revolves around individual ways of living, collecting and creating what constitutes “home”.

  • felix

    I feel like I’m missing the point of these. What use is the space underneath them?

  • James McEnroll

    “A cabinet or drawer where we can hide the things that we do not want the world to see.”

    I’m sorry, but those things we want to hide from the world are way to big for the tiny storage space these cabinets provide.

    This project is more style than function. But then, it’s probably not many people’s style anyway. Kudos for effort.