Everything but the Desktop!
‘On top organisers’, ‘above lamp’ and ‘beside chair’ are the names of the three products designed by the duo Daphna Laurens for Transitions II. The two designers went looking for the extreme limits of malleability for their collection Everything but the Desktop!.
Daphna Laurens: “Desktop (furniture linoleum from producer Forbo) was a ‘logical’ choice for us. Its fine texture, the attractive matte exterior and above all the material’s high degree of flexibility prompted us to use it for our Transitions II project.”
Wanting to use the material in ways it wasn’t designed for, the duo glued together two layers of Forbo Desktop and thus created a two-tone, double-sided and flexible material. The name of the material (Forbo Desktop) then guided the way in considering the objects that ultimately took shape: organisers, a lamp and an easy chair for work.
Daphna Laurens is the amalgamation of Daphna Isaacs Burggraaf (1982) and Laurens Manders (1984). They both graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven, in 2006 and 2008, respectively, and since then have been working as a design studio on a broad range of designs, varying from unique objects to carefully designed interior products.
More Daphna Laurens > 24.01.2016