11. 08. 2007
I recently stumbled upon the website of ZO, a small Dutch design studio started by Tineke Beunders and Nathan Wierink, both students at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. I was going to mention just one of their products, but then decided to present a selection of their work as I couldn’t make up my mind. Below are my favorite ZO projects.
The top of this table can be flipped to reveal a new surface with incorporated candleholders; once you don’t need the candlelight any longer, you can just flip it back to its smooth surface. The project caught my attention since I recently became candle-obsessed again. I always liked how the wax finds its way out of the candleholder and gives character to the plain surface of a wooden table, but was always held back for fear of ruining it. The 180 table is perfect if you like to roughen up your table a little bit without feeling guilty about it.
Available for € 1095,- directly on ZO’s site.
Beessie is a winter coat for kids that was designed for the 2006 design contest sponsored by the Dutch department store HEMA. The animal print on the coat changes color during the day, and once it becomes dark the little animals start glowing. Fun both for the kids and the grown-ups.
Love this bookshelf with a top specifically designed to rest your book on without loosing track of which page you are on. My only wish is that it had enough space to accommodate more than one open book, as I often read more than one book at a time.
And finally, the wirechair whose sitting surface is made out of old phone wires, because I am a big fan of anything recycled.
You can check out the rest of ZO’s projects on their site.