Furniture that looks like giant sweets by Matthias Borowski
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Matthias Borowski has created a range of furniture that resembles oversized confectionary (+ slideshow).
Matthias Borowski, one half of studio Kollektiv Plus Zwei, designed the collection of candy-like objects that can be used as seats and tables for his thesis, titled The Importance of the Obvious.
"I made objects looking like sweets to trigger all of our five senses," Borowski told Dezeen.
Borowski experimented with a range of materials before he achieved the sugary effect.
He found that plastics could be manipulated and layered up to create the different patterns found in sweets. Also the artificial look of the material provided an apt analogy for the synthetic additives that go into confectionary.
"When I researched candies I realised the material [they are made from] is often very artificial and plastic is in my opinion a good equivalent," Borowski said.
He also integrated other materials into the items to create the effects of nutty nougat and hard-boiled treats. "For the nougat object I used resin and wood, and for the layered candy I used transparent resin with colour pigments," said the designer.
One seat looks like an arctic roll, a stool is formed like a Liquorice Allsort and a bench resembles an ice cream finger covered in sugar sprinkles.
Borowski completed the project for his Master thesis as part of the Contextual Design course at Design Academy Eindhoven.
Although these items can't be eaten, earlier this year we published a series of edible furniture that included a coffee table topped with a giant hard-boiled sweet and a white chocolate chair.