In this movie filmed by Robert Andriessen of Designguide.tv, Yi-Cong Lu explains the project and demonstrates each piece in the series.
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.
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The information below is from Yi-Cong Lu:
Today´s lifestyles are highly varied and individual.
They consistently test the limits of conventional architecture.
In particular static layouts and their resulting space utilisation scenarios are proven to be not flexible enough.
A living room can be a temporary office and in the next moment serve as impromptu sleeping quarters.
For such situations Yi-Cong Lu has designed his series of “Living-tools”, with which one can individually adjust living spaces.
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.
LIGHTBOY is always at hand when there is need of a light.
Hanging or leaning against the wall like a broom, or alternately standing alone, it can be conveniently placed anywhere.
The adjustable lamp shade illuminates the room in the most diverse ways.
PANEL is a multi-purpose, mobile object.
Depending on its orientation - standing, lying or hanging - it becomes a partition, a table, or a roof.
With each new position and function, its appearance and meaning within the room changes.
With FADE, a curtain partition made of moveable bars, it is possible to subdivide living and working spaces into variant constellations.
With only a couple movements, one can create a protected working space or a separate sleeping berth for guests.