TSL KITCHEN. powdercoated steel, corian

The TSL kitchen is a kitchen which moved in the centre of the room in order to serve the new standards for kitchens in the 21st century. The central frame construction offers to fix all needed elements and gives the possibility of a two sided interaction with the kitchen.

Like this the kitchen opens up for new movements within preparing food, eating and cleaning. TSL stands for three different variations of the frame construction as a base which can grow with the user’s needs. There are 9 different elements, that can be combined to create optimal movements within the kitchen.

The TSL kitchen literally makes the kitchen a centre for everyone’s home.

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LASZLO. furniture installation painted wood, polyester

Laszlo is a composition of materials, colours and shapes which provide functions, such as a seat, a table and a storage space. It is the result of a study about a painting by László Moholy-Nagy.

Each element in the painting‘s composition is transformed into a material, 3 dimensional extension and colour. The original thought behind this study is the idea of the new freedom of furniture‘s functionality caused by the disappearing of physical objects in the living space through nowadays digitalisation.

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QG 10-15 zinc-plated perforated steel

As young designers you are always taught to reinvent the world instead of using what is already there and work with it.

The industry provides a huge catalogue of normed elements. Combining these elements, like materials, attachments and processing techniques you can create endless results

QG 10-15 uses a perforated steel with its name giving norm. 3 pieces are bent in a U shape, put together with DIN 933 screws and afterwards yellow zinc plated for its durability.

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Norm(al). Powdercoated steel, glass

Norm(al) is inspired by a social housing project in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in the 1920s. Carried by aims like affordability, modern aesthetic and humanity the idea of this project was to build new housing situation for the upcoming working class. One of the tools was working with typification and normed sizes.

Normed sizes are based on average human body dimensions, like body height, arm reach and shoulder height among many others. Norm(al) is a series of objects in the domestic environment which reflect the overlapping of arm reach with different body dimensions within different situations.
Every object is based on standard production techniques, standard material and standard components. Each is available in different types as documented in a catalogue.

Using the advantages like affordability and efficiency of the old idea of standardization the series Norm(al) is translating these values into a new modern aesthetic. Design has to be normal again.

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ATACAMA. plywood

The cabinet is inspired by a place called Chuquicamata in the Atacama desert in Chile.

It is the biggest open copper mine on earth which appears as a manmade beauty itself in the middle of a flat desert.

Fascinated by the layers which are basically created by digging deeper and deeper into the ground of the desert I translated this aesthetic language into the function of a cabinet‘s hinge.

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DWA tray table. oak wood

At first glance, dwa seems to be an ordinary small table that would be placed next to a chair or in front of your sofa. However, the table top (plateau) can be separated from a part of its feet to bring it to the kitchen in order to store dishes, for example.
The dwa table consists of 2 dependent parts: the feet (base) and the combination of the table top + one foot. The two parts fit together perfectly and when not in use, the table dwa seems to be one.

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IDAHO. ash wood

IDAHO started with questioning the meaning of inspiration. As a designer you always seek for the right inspiration instead of just taking what it is in front of you. This project is about the randomness of seeking. By dropping randomly into a space with google earth Idaho a place in the USA has been the starting point. Its landscape is marked by huge crop circles which are the result of the irrigation system used there.

Fascinated by this mechanism the shape and pattern research resulted in a floor sliding system. This floor sliding system offers to slide furniture elements on it and indicates movements happening in a space. It consists out of two different tiles which can be arranged in different variations. The arrangement of the tiles becomes a floor plan that not only guides the movement of furniture but also people within this space.

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A COLLECTION. latex, stone, textile, rubber, glass, leather

doorstops, candleholders, paperweights, hooks and coasters made from all kinds of materials. ideas are transformed into reality in the least amount of time. a challenge of being intuitive and pragmatic and the same time.

© images evelyn dragan

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