‘once upon a sponge’ by papairlines
all images courtesy of papairlines
‘iSponge’ by sotiris lazou
once upon a sponge project aims to showcase the different perspectives of design. creative platform papairlines invited 20 designers
to conceptualize and build unexpected and imaginative narrative objects with the final destination being to show and tell stories
through the use of the iconic yellow sponge. the sponge, a neglected everyday object, transforms into a construction material
for the designers who redefine its form and established use in order to challenge the perception of the user.
thus, they examine material properties, such as texture, color, absorption, elasticity and opacity using manufacturing techniques including gluing,
weaving and sewing. using irony, humor, emotion and semiotics they infuse new attributes to a common product.
papairlines is a creative platform that focuses on exposing the methodologies and process behind all things designed:
from an experience to a product and a service with which we interact, inadvertently or not, on a daily basis.
participating designers: 157+173 designers, ritsa anastasiadou, marcia argyriades, christina billiouri, angela chrissaiti,
ctrlzak, dede dextrous design, jazzt design, kanella, sotiris lazou, vassilis mylonadis, kikos papadopoulos, stathis petropoulos,
kallirroy spyridonos, zaxos stathopoulos, marc schulthess, wedid-id + a and alexandros xanthakis,
with concept-curation by loukas angelou, vasso asfi, and costas bissas.
‘check-in check it out’ by papairlines
‘giant sponge’ by kanella
clean data by zaxos stathopoulos
‘soft drink’ by ctrlzak art & design studio
‘r light’ by ritsa anastasiadou
‘sponge basket’ by vassilis mylonadis
‘sponged doormat’ by wedid-id + a
‘hardbowls’ by jazzt design
‘square step bowl’ by stathis petropoulos
‘sponge bag’ by 157+173 designers