Collection One by hundredstensunits

London Design Festival 09: Young Coventry designers hundredstensunits have designed their first collection of furniture and products.

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The studio was established by Matt Bassett, David Horan and Tom Nelson following their graduation in June last year.

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A-Series Storage (above) is inspired by ISO paper sizes, with each unit made from material that is more processed than the one preceding it.

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Other designs include an LED lamp with steel frame (top image), a desk with a drawer that opens from either side (above) and a wall clock with an elongated second hand (below).

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Here's some text from the designers:

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hundredstenunits collection one

Each product was designed to be simple, useful and easy to manufacture; guided by a modernist aesthetic, but not overworked; un-designed, crafted. We are currently prototyping pieces locally in preparation for the London Design Festival in September 2009.

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The result of a continuing creative dialogue between Matt Bassett, David Horan and Tom Nelson; hundredstensunits was established in order to design and manufacture simple, beautiful and useful products utilising local resources and expertise.

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hundredstensunits is available for consultation, collaboration and commission on an ad hoc basis; services include: product design, NURB surface modelling, visualisation, concept art (from freehand sketches to technical illustration), design for print, logos and branding, web layouts and research.

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From top:

A4 Lamp

Steel, Plastics, Electronics
297 x 210 x 72 mm

A specifically developed compact LED array housed in a delicate steel shell.

Table

Anodised Aluminium Surface, Steel Leg-form
1400 x 700 x 700 mm

A large durable working surface precision engineered in steel and aluminium; understated linear simplicity.

A-Series Storage

Oak, Birch Plywood, Oriented Strand Board, Medium Density Fibreboard, Acrylic
1237 x 889 x 297 mm

Inspired by ISO paper sizing. Constructed from different grades of material, each more processed than the last; the units can be used individually or collectively.

Desk + Drawer

Hardwood, Plywood
1500 x 750 x 700 mm

Hand crafted and elegantly ambidextrous; the drawer is accessible from both sides.

Wall Clock

Aluminium Face, Steel Hands, German High Torque Movement
Ø 180 mm

An aesthetic dictated by the disproportionate second hand. The graphical information provided is minimal, yet essential.

Low Table

Veneered Plywood Surface, Steel Leg-form
840 x 590 x 300 mm

A substantial wooden platform disguised by a beveled edge, mounted on an elegant one-piece leg-form.

A-Series Tableware

Modest plastic vessels designed for mass production.

Alan Chair

Steel, Birch Plywood
900 x 730 x 625 mm

Simple, rigid and oversized; sit, perch, place.