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Florian Kräutli (Part II)

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If you enjoyed last week’s post on the inspiring designs by Florian Kräutli, here is the second part. Enjoy!

Magnetic Curtain

The Magnetic Curtain is a perfect example of Florian’s approach to design — leaving it open to the user’s own response and creativity. The curtain can be in different configurations depending on how you want it to look aesthetically or what purpose you want it to serve. We can safely say that no two pieces would fold up in the exact same way, making each piece custom designed by each user’s own creative mind.

florian krautli design industrial

florian krautli design industrial

florian krautli design industrial

Human Antenna

With a love for technology, many of Florian’s designs involve some element of technology, or functionality derived through unconventional forms and new materials. For example, the use of magnets in a commonly fabric-based curtain give the Magnetic Curtain a fresh appearance unlike what we are used to seeing. In this Human Antenna design, he even utilizes the human body to tune radio frequency! Wandering around the specially designed carpet will let users tune-in to different radio stations!

florian krautli design industrial

florian krautli design industrial

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Stacking Nesting Table

While the Human Antenna may not be the most practical idea, here is one that I’d like to have in my room. Each unit in the Stacking Nesting Table can be utilized as a table or shelf. Depending on your personal needs, you may stack them up into a top-heavy tower, lay them out separately as table & chair, or pack them up for storage.

florian krautli design industrial

florian krautli design industrial

florian krautli design industrial

Whether it’s the Animal Chairs or the Human Antenna, Florian’s designs are always fun and forward-thinking. Necessity and practicality is not the main concern. He aims to pull something from his interests and give it a different spin, and the result often triggers different interpretations from different people. In fact, he takes pride when his designs give people new ideas. “I’m very excited when people look at my creations very differently than I did when I made them,” he said.

I agree this is how design should be: open-ended and inspiring to the user’s own creative mind. This is why I love LEGOs =) So if you feel you may find some new uses for these, please post your ideas below!

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