Copenhagen based young designer Mads Sætter-Lassen has recently won a student competition launched by studio Northern Lighting with his minimalist and multifunction lamp, Buddy. The piece is now being produced. “The name comes from the idea of creating a little helper, – designer says. – A little buddy that could literally give you a hand with carrying your essentials – whether it is your pencils on the desktop, or to store your keys and change in the entrence.” The lamp is made from powder coated steel and comes in white, black, gray, and red.
The Uzu vacuum cleaner by Japanese studio Metaphys is a thing of aesthetic beauty. It is also functionally intuitive. To start the piece, simply pull the hose away from the body. The rechargeable battery eliminates annoying cordage, and all the elements seamlessly interlock for compactness. In fact, Uzu is so inconspicuous and easy on the eye, you don’t have to hide it in a cabinet. That’s one way to approach the storage problem. A very, very clever way.
This tiny 30 square meter (approx. 323 square feet) apartment in Budapest has been designed by Position Collective specifically to accommodate people traveling to the area. The biggest highlight (and a functional cornerstone) of the space is an elevated platform that supports the bed and provides storage at the same time. I also love the peg wall, which houses bookshelves on one side of a divider, and kitchen storage on another. Very clever use of space. See more photos after the break.
The humor behind this light made me look. The Dear Head sconce, created by Chen Bikovski of Popup Lighting, was envisioned as both a lighting fixture and a piece of wall art. The origami-like deer head truly comes to life when the light is turned on. The etherial antlers are reflected on the wall. The piece comes in cardboard or aluminum and a variety of colors. Available for purchase here.
Displaying a toothbrush is an unavoidable evil, which gets especially annoying in a minimalist space. So, why let a little utilitarian object cramp your style? Designers at Bruzzoni Global answered this question with an elegant product: possibly the handsomest toothbrush I have seen to date. Just as advanced in doing its thing as you would expect, but much more aesthetically pleasing. Comes in black and white. Available for preorder here.