Nominee: Reinaart Vandersloten with Space+
Category Home Interior: Design Space+
Space+ is a multifunctional wall object that wants you to interact with your own living space. It is based on 1 room apartments like a small studio where it is difficult to create and divide space. In closed position, space+ reflects and enlarges your living space. Also it changes your perception on the room when watched from different angles.
In open position, folded out, space+ easily creates a small workspace with writing table and pinboard. Beside, it functions as room divider, with acoustic quality, between sleeping, living or working areas. Space+ is made out of 2 materials only, brass and felt. Both sheets of material use the same folding technique. Japanese origami craft provides flexibility when folding in space+.
Bending the thin sheet of brass makes the desktop/mirror stiff. Soft and warm Felt contrasts with smooth and reflective brass. The use of brass bolts instead of glue makes it possible to disassemble and recycle space+.
Space+ is the result of a research on how people can interact more with their living space, trying to connect architecture with furniture design in an urban context.
Name: Reinaart Vandersloten
Project Name: Space+ Wall Object
Category: Home Interior Design
Website: Reinaart Vandersloten