One of the eternal challenges of furniture design is creating products that don’t take up space or at least use the available space better than those products currently available.
In recent months we have seen a number of products that integrate practical, everyday features into wall tiles.
First there was Lemontile by Dörte Ahlgrimm, which was by far the best product on the Kunsthochschule Weissensee Berlin stand at DMY in Berlin.
Then we stumbled across the white rhinoceros wall tile by Vadim Kibardin, which incorporates a nice little hook.
And then today while reading design milks post about American design duo design glut we found our attention being caught by the tea cup containing tiles in the background of the picture. A little research reveals they are called Hookmaker and are as wonderfully marvellous as we suspected on that first glance.
Add that to Sean Martindale and Eric Cheung’s Poster Pocket Plants, as wonderfully documented by Wooster Collective … and we think we might be on to a trend!!
All by ourselves!!!
Right now we’re waiting for a wall tile with an inbuilt TV – if there are any designers out there who fancy the challenge.