Llot Llov are four young designers based in Berlin. With their latest range of prototypes they question the systems of arrangement and order which ordinary furniture often imposes.
The stool Todd for example leaves place for the everyday laundry. What’s normally not comfortable to sit on is in this case necessary. The laundry is the cushion of the seat.
“The desk is being used as an entire workspace and at times it is even used in more unusual ways. Depending on what activity is going on at the time things which sit or lie around are being moved to the side to make room for what is currently needed. It is not unusual to find stacks of paper, box files and stationary items building up along the sides of desks. It gets to the point depending on level of busyness and personal tidiness where all the accumulated things start to hinder our activities. But quite often the supposed chaos has its own hidden order. Stacks are being ordered according to themes or urgency but even sorting through stacks slows us down and takes up valubale time.
The desk ‘Clark’ provides temporary storage which is not about filing or sorting but simply stacking. Everything stays within reach and does not disappear In drawers or cupboards.”
‘The shelve ‘Bill’ picks up on the common way of using a shelve by randomly placing objects on It. The stackable elements form a shelve which provides containers rather than shelving space. The open area towards the front makes it easy to reach inside. Therefore the randomly placed and unordered content Is accessible but less visible. The most used things get stored towards the front the back allows you to keep what you hardly use but can’ quite let go yet.’