maria lobisch + andreas nather: stewart + justin case
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jun 24, 2010
maria lobisch + andreas nather: stewart + justin case

‘stewart & justin case’

‘stewart & justin case’ is mobile unit that combines all the essential elements of kitchen
into one compact design. created by maria lobisch and andreas näther, the project was
initiated after observing the inefficiencies of a static kitchen space especially for those
with a nomadic lifestyle and who can only afford a limited amount of living area.

the unit affords many possible configurations and features a belt system which holds the
design together. the prototype is divided into two halves, one equipped with sink, drying
rack, shelving system, while the other serves as a dining table for four. the separation of the
box halves allows for greater efficiencies in different tasks. each is arranged so that when
collapsed, the essential elements are still accessible.

drying rack
image © designboom

‘stewart & justin case’ is made from three steel materials, wood and implements textile
webbing, a type of strap conventionally used for the production of load lifting slings.

image © designboom

dining unit

dining unit

detail of collapsable table surface

drawing from the functionality of a caccoon, the smaller unit titled ‘stewart’ can be
embedded inside the larger one called ‘justin case’. 

‘stewart & justin case’ was one of 6 projects presented by the students of
burg giebichenstein: hochschule fur kunst und design halle at
DMY international design festival berlin 2010. under the theme of ’1, 2, 3… light kitchen!’,
each prototype explored how a square meter of kitchen space could be manipulated
and, thus, reexamined the traditional ties and spatial structures of conventional culinary

initial iterations of ‘stewart & justin case’ in cardboard
production process

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