itay ohaly: unpacking
may 19, 2010
itay ohaly: unpacking

‘PU’ vase

israeli designer itay ohaly examines the functions of product packaging through
his latest ‘unpacking’ project. currently, the main purpose of packaging is to protect
the product in transit. here ohaly goes a step further by using packaging as
the actual mold for the product. in doing this, it defines and influences the form
and surface of the encased object.

the ‘unpacking’ project is divided into two parts which include ‘PU vases’ and
‘PU stool’.

‘PU’ vases are cast into polystyrene molds.

the making of ‘unpacking’

the unpacking process

‘PU’ vases are cast into polystyrene molds.

progress shots of ‘PU’ vase as it is seperated from its packaging

‘PU’ vase

‘PU’ vase

‘PU’ stool is cast into a mold made from PU foam which later was
partly removed.

removal of PU foam

‘PU’ stool

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