Istanbul design group Kümülatif chose industrial materials for its debut line of homeware, with items including mirrors, bowls and photo frames.
The collective’s New Business: Uncertain Geometry assortment explores the characteristics of raw components such as copper, linen and aluminium, with a line of products designed in partnership with production facilities around Istanbul.
“They are open to striving out new applications and can be motivated to move out of their comfort-zone,” the collective explained in a statement.
“As a result the manufacturing processes are open to intervention and can be subverted in unexpected methods.”
Experimenting with processes including computer numerically managed (CNC) routing and embroidery, the line characteristics copper bowls patterned with opposing linear textures, and containers that separate into contrasting metal halves that slot neatly collectively.
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Frames have been decreased to single pieces that can property photos in a set of grooves, and angled mirrors have been created in contrasting components and sizes.
“Although their types may seem to be ambiguous at very first, their functions are uncovered via interaction with the human body,” the collective explained.
The Kümülatif staff describe themselves as “a non-hierarchical initiative that defines the design procedure as a collective expertise”, and the six-powerful group brings with each other expertise from the fields of social science, product style, manufacturing and graphic design and style.
Every single 6 months the collective strategies to run themed workshops at various industrial amenities about Turkey, which will result in a selection of items that will be offered in modest batches. All designers will receive an equal share in the earnings.
“Immersing ourselves in this surroundings we have lived/observed/tinkered/drew/manufactured with each other, we challenged ourselves to run a democratic design and style and production method, even though responding to the cultural, materials and financial qualities of the location,” the studio added.
Danish interiors brand AYTM also contrasted supplies and textures in its debut assortment, which was unveiled at final week’s Northmodern trade fair in Copenhagen.