Multifunctional Household Object Defies Traditional Design Principles [Photos]

Multifunctional Household Object Defies Traditional Design Principles [Photos]
Design

A South Korean maker has created what is possibly the world's most versatile home accessory.

Rachel Pincus
  • 27 february 2014

If you look at the vast majority of interior design objects, especially anything designed for the entry-level consumer, there is a common quality that many of them have that often goes unnoticed: they’re all square or rectangular. This may make them easier to fit into shipping containers and tight corners, but it’s also an anesthetic to the imagination, and not really a necessary need for many smaller objects. Germany-based South Korean designer Dahm Lee finally realized this and decided to design an object that toyed with the conventions of household geometry. She may have started out thinking about form instead of function, but her final result, the Quadrat Multifunctional Object, is more functional than anything of its size that’s fits into more traditional shape and is made of basic materials.

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