I’ve been thinking a lot about practicality lately, product design which is both beautiful and highly functional. It’s something which is very important to me, to have in my home something aesthetically pleasing to the eye, which also helps my day to day living.
This month The Corduroy Cat admires…
The ‘Fatty Container’ - by Harri Koskinen for Schimidinger MobelbauThe ultimate in practical storage! These birch containers are stack-able, and lined up they create the perfect seat to perch upon.
£165 each - aplaceforeverything.co.uk
'Paperback' Bookshelf - by Eric Sloot and Paulien Berensden for Studio ParadiseI’m a book lover and very proud of my collection. I display them in order of colour around my living room, and love the idea of this minimalistic, modular unit to showcase all of my fabulous reads!
From £280 at spectrumdesign.nl
Upcycled Strorage - by Rupert Blachard
For me, upcycled furniture is the creme de la creme! There are so many beautiful pieces out there waiting to be lovingly restored, or in this case pulled apart and reassembled in to something new and fresh. I found these particular pieces in vintage furniture shop Elemental, Spitalfields.
Have fun upcycling and get creative with wooden fruit crates, stack, wall mount, attach casters to wheel them around… You can usually salvage wooden fruit crates from outdoor food markets, health food shops, car boot sales and ebay.