The Invader storage system makes the most of nesting to save space for the smaller spaces of the “compressed lifestyle of modern consumers” says designer Maria Bruun.
“They say: ‘home is where the heart is’ but in my research I discovered that ‘home is where your stuff is’.” Bruun visited 30 private homes for conversations on how “people really live, and what constitutes ‘home’ for them. During this process it became clear to me that people, however small they live, always have a collection of objects from around the world, favourite books, loving memories, and practicalities following them on their journey in life.”
Invader is a series of storage furniture with a focus on maximum flexibility for the user. Modular flexibility and construction on wheels creates a multiple of spatial solutions, and fills a need for both hidden and open storage. “The light long-legged aesthetic makes us question gravity and strength of the wooden legs, but a metal core in the construction provides maximal strength and allows the clean and simple, almost rigorous character of the furniture to stand out.”
The stackable storage modules have a variation of three sizes and three basic functions; drawer, cabinet, and surface. “These three functions are the basic storage needs. A cabinet or drawer where we can hide the things that we do not want the world to see and a surface where we can stage the objects and stories we want the world to see.”
The Invader Storage System was part of imm cologne’s 2013 [D3] contest.