“We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing” - Benjamin Franklin
‘PLAY’ is a storage rack unit that is modular, personalizable, interactive, and fun!
It is inspired by playfulness in danish culture and design as something that is an essential part of life. The design and fabrication are rooted in traditional and contemporary Danish design. Here the focus is on the use of wood, the detail and honesty in the craftsmanship, minimalistic design (function and visual), and purposefully placed pops of colors (green, pink, and yellow).
In simple terms, ‘PLAY’ consists of boxes, rods, and attachments. The boxes function as storage space with the lower one also doubling as a seat, cushioned with a fleece sleeve. The rods serve as legs for the boxes with one extending through both boxes as a connection axis around which either box can be rotated. The attachments (mirror, tray, and hook) fasten to the connection rod via dowels and can be interchanged.
An unexpected plus is added when light reflects off of the colored interior surface of the boxes and onto the connection rod, turning it pink and green - a little visual play.
...my little ode to Kolding DesignCamp 2013.