Ribbon is an innovative approach to a traditional material – plywood, which I bend in three directions, reinventing the methods of working with it. The organic form results from the behaviour of the material -the layers of veneer follow the natural shape of the wood grain. The object looks like it was made from a single ‘ribbon’ of plywood, but for the purposes of production it was divided into pieces. Every leg is a pressed module, three identical legs make up the seat. The profiles seek to attain a convex shape, as opposed to typical plywood products made up of flat elements; this means we can use...
Useful sculpture? A seat with an extra function for exercise? Noble material? It’s difficult to classify this object. Trying to break away from the aesthetics of home exercise equipment, I searched for the simplest possible form that could evoke a home atmosphere. I used natural materials and drew inspiration from abstract modernist sculpture.
Creating things, that are simple and look „normal” always seemed to be a hard thing for me. Observing young designer’s works, I noticed that they try to amaze or surprise others by designing very unusual and even bizarre forms. How to create a good project using simple forms? How to create the „ordinary” piece of furniture? Those questions have led me to begin my design process.
A suit that will make you fly. What happens when you combine an ordinary suit with a hot-air balloon? You can fight gravity, that’s what! Our baloon-suit is made of paper and can carry about 10kg, which really makes you feel lighter. The idea was to make long steps with it- like walking on the moon. Height: 6 m.
“Jan Lutyk and Stanisław Czarnocki came second with their design of a sofa made of balloons. Plastic pallet found in Przetwory warehouse was split into two parts and its holes were filled with triple inflated balloons making up for a sofa’s seat and backrest. The construction was esthetically pleasing, comfortable and bouncy. “The air has become a working material for designers”, the jury members praised the design.