daphna laurens designs shape based paper clips for areaware
daphna laurens designs shape based paper clips for areaware daphna laurens designs shape based paper clips for areaware
jun 03, 2015

daphna laurens designs shape based paper clips for areaware

daphna laurens designs shape based paper clips for areaware
all images courtesy of areaware




areaware stumbled upon ‘paper clips’ by dutch design studio daphna laurens at last year’s milan design week. the objects originated as part of a larger study of two-dimensional shapes, where line was the only component used to define form and later, function. ‘with the aim to create a large furniture piece or lighting project, we set out to find unexpected forms through imaginative exploration. however, we began to really enjoy crafting these shapes and decided to develop a much more straightforward concept.’ said the designers.

daphna laurens paper clips areaware designboom
they are made from painted spring steel




the finished clips come in three colors: black, red, and green as a set of nine. ‘paper clips’ are part of areaware’s 2015 spring collection that represents a change in direction for the company. featuring an expanded color and materials palette, as well as the addition of products in stone, glass, porcelain, and wire; the line is focused on accessible, pragmatic design solutions.

the forms originated as a series of exploratory drawings and models by the designers


form studies

the clips come packaged as a set of nine

daphna laurens paper clips areaware designboom
available in red, green, and black

black ‘paper clips’

daphna laurens’ ‘paper clips’ are part of the larger areaware 2015 collection



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