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Wed 18.11.

‘Crutch’ and ‘Phasmatodea’ by Nicola from Bern (CH)

Posted by Line Numme on 18.11.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Crutch' trestle by Nicola from Bern

'Crutch' trestles by Nicola from Bern

Metal frames are put over the edges of a tabletop and contracted with lashing straps creating a highly solid linkage. Other than conventional trestles it causes a table with an unitary look. It is designed to work with any table format and for tabletops dimensioned at 24 to 30mm thickness.

'Crutch' trestles by Nicola from Bern

'Crutch' trestles by Nicola from Bern

Swiss designer Nicola Enrico Stäubli explores a new form of customization: Since the knowledge of the consumer needs will always be limited, he designs with a focus on the greatest possible flexibility. In today’s world of the open source concept, consumers take on the role of co-designers. Nicola’s designs have an openness allowing the hybrid customer the most versatile usage. Beyond a reference to the 2.0 economy, a similar product typology pairs with the requirements of a sustainable design – it’s adaptable to a changing living environment thus providing long lifespan.

'Phasmatodea' by Nicola from Bern

'Phasmatodea' coat hangers by Nicola from Bern

This new type of coat hanger sticks to a conventional towel rail. Once flipped over it turns into a coat hook. This double function brings along a flexible use of the object – it can be used as a wardrobe even in narrow doorways.

'Phasmatodea' coat hangers by Nicola from Bern

'Phasmatodea' coat hangers by Nicola from Bern

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