Black Line

Here are some products that have been stripped down to a single black line. There is no superfluous decoration, they’re structural sketches brought to life. Optically playing with our perceptions, 2D suddenly becomes 3D as you move around the pieces.

Hallerod&Svartholm-Mobile_singleChristian Hallerod and Johannes Svartholm Mobile Office & Art for  arts organisation Mossutställningar. A conceptual piece consisting of four unique modules representing archetypes from the office contained within a frame. The pieces can be used separately or in formation to create a complex labyrinth.Hallerod&Svartholm-Mobile_+


2D LED by ding3000 A simple outline of a lamp made in aluminium and rubber. The light can be bent over to provide directional lighting from the LED contained in the outline of a lampshade. It turns from a graphic icon of a lamp into an animated character with a tilt of its neck.

Ibaraki_BookshelfChicako Ibaraki – Weave Bookshelf.  Tokyo designer Ibaraki devised a bookshelf that can hold up to 200 books Interlocking steel frames have been set at angle to allow the books to be slotted in. The steel frame has been coated with a rubber paint to prevent the books from slipping.

Jorgensen_Loop_WardrobeLoop Stand by Leif Jørgensen for HayThe Loop collection is inspired by traditional trestles that have been stripped down to emphasise the 3D and give a graphic look. The range consists of trestles tables in three heights and and a wardrobe pictured here. I guess “wardrobe” is pushing it a bit but there you go!

Nendo_Thin_Black_LinesThin Black Lines byNendo Exhibited by Phillips de Pury & Company at the Saatchi Gallery during the London Design Festival and Frieze Art Fair.“Slight black lines like the traces of sketches drawn in the air made transparent surfaces and volumes appear, which we assigned practical functions.The designs gently break the relationship of before and behind, and traverse at times the space between two and three dimensions. Multi-faceted and constantly morphing, they move alternately between the becoming and collapse of form.”NendoHanger



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