Functionality Kills the Fun by Lennart Van Uffelen is a series of broken furniture that go by one principle: Functionality is overrated! Products become more interesting when they perform their task partly or even poorly. Most of the time the image or the emotional value that the object generates is what makes it so fascinating. In cases where the functionality is subject to the image you see that the pieces are more open for added value from the individual user. Playing with the limits of functionality leads to questioning yourself as a designer and as an owner. It’s important to create a strong relation between consumer and object where humor and image are equally as important as the function. Much more important then say, holding your books upright.
Andrea Brugnera sent us photos and information about a a series of playful cabinets entitled NODO: When I designed this family of cabinets, I wanted a set of container furniture for all the room of house, with three fundamental design features: the first is the customization, not only aesthetic but also functional; the second is that they were lifted from the floor to facilitate cleaning, thanks to the original feet, third, the simple and clean edge is designed to be assembled by the customer”, explained the designer.
Designed and implemented by ConceptHome, this minimalist Swedish two-level apartment features plenty of captivating features. The idea of simple luxury is gradually released as you go around from room to room. With its high ceilings and massive windows framing a charming neighboring landscape, the living area is the most imposing. A fireplace made from natural stone separates the living zone from the kitchen and becomes the focal point of the apartment.
Natural materials, natural light and quality craftsmanship contribute to the overall elegant feel. Despite the minimalist approach, we are dealing with a real home enhanced by color and personality. Oak flooring and furniture give the project its cozy atmosphere. The layout facilitates easy access to every interior, with social areas located below and bedrooms on the second level. Enjoy the virtual tour of this luxurious Scandinavian duplex and tell us what you think! [Photos and information provided via e-mail by ConceptHome]