Gone are the days when mixtapes made our hearts skip a beat – especially if the person you love spent their time choosing the best songs for you. Now, helping us remember simpler times, designer Jeff Skierka came up with this interesting Mixtape Table – a coffee table made out of reclaimed maple, walnut and lucite ( transparent thermoplastic acrylic resin). Protected by a plexiglass tabletop and supported by three simple transparent stands, the Mixtape Coffee Table is the result of the designer’s “obsession” – it has been on his mind for 5 years. Uniquely showcasing carefully considered details, the table is a 12:1 scaled replica of a cassette tape – a first prototype that will be transformed into a CNC-cut piece of furniture with a glass tabletop to be displayed in any residence. It can even be reversed to (dis)play either side A or side B. All we need now is a huge pen to manually rewind it.
Handmade, elegant and solid, the Dixon Modular Storage Unit from Dare Studio is a beautiful example of well-made British design. Designed by Patrick Frey for Richard Lampert, the sleek, modest and rather demure Stak Trolley system is suited to home and office environments. German-Based Richard Lampert follows the motto: ‘as little as possible, as much as necessary’.
The String shelf system was designed in 1949 by the swedish architect and designer Nils Strinning. Easy to assemble and reposition, this well-formed system, with its ingenious design, is stable and functional. String® is available in several formats: the classic system, plex (launched in 1953), pocket (2005) and works (2014). The SH05 Arie shelf was designed by Arik Levy in 2008 for E15. The clever design enables a multitude of seamless combinations, made possible without any obvious visual repetition. Arie functions well as a bookcase, room divider, sideboard or storage unit.