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Living-Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

DMY Berlin: Leipzig designer Yi-Cong Lu presented a collection of furniture and lighting designed to completely reconfigure a living space at DMY Berlin earlier this month.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

In this movie filmed by Robert Andriessen of Designguide.tv, Yi-Cong Lu explains the project and demonstrates each piece in the series.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

Called Living-Tools, the collection includes a collapsible lamp, a wall-mounted desk that can be twisted and hung as a wardrobe or stand as a room divider, and a set of pivoting curtain rails to quickly change the way a room is split.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

Yi-Cong Lu was one of three winners of the DMY awards.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

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Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

The information below is from Yi-Cong Lu:


LIVING-TOOLS

 

Today´s lifestyles are highly varied and individual.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

They consistently test the limits of conventional architecture.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

In particular static layouts and their resulting space utilisation scenarios are proven to be not flexible enough.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

A living room can be a temporary office and in the next moment serve as impromptu sleeping quarters.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

For such situations Yi-Cong Lu has designed his series of “Living-tools”, with which one can individually adjust living spaces.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

LIGHTBOY- a lamp that can be quickly and easily placed wherever there is a lack of light; FADE a flexible multi-section curtain partition, that helps divide the room with ease; PANEL which, depending on how it's turned, can be used as a partition, table or roof.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

LIGHTBOY is always at hand when there is need of a light.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

Hanging or leaning against the wall like a broom, or alternately standing alone, it can be conveniently placed anywhere.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

The adjustable lamp shade illuminates the room in the most diverse ways.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

PANEL is a multi-purpose, mobile object.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

Depending on its orientation - standing, lying or hanging - it becomes a partition, a table, or a roof.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

With each new position and function, its appearance and meaning within the room changes.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

With FADE, a curtain partition made of moveable bars, it is possible to subdivide living and working spaces into variant constellations.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu

With only a couple movements, one can create a protected working space or a separate sleeping berth for guests.

Living Tools by Yi-Cong Lu