Photographs : Design Academy Eindhoven / Ronald Smits
What: Tension, a collection comprising a mirror, a desk lamp and a pencil case.
Why: We use elastic bands for all sorts of things, but the members of Liga Studio were amazed to discover just how useful they are for connecting and holding parts together. As the name implies, his Tension collection uses the tension in silicone elastic to connect the parts of the stainless steel mirror, the Plexiglas and brass desk lamp and the anodized aluminium pencil case.
How: The band acts as the centrepiece of each product, defining its look and strengthening the identity of the whole collection. Remove the elastic and the parts can be stored or shipped as a flatpack.
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