lanzavecchia + wai stretch fragmented 01 + 02 storage units
lanzavecchia + wai stretch fragmented 01 + 02 storage units photo © patrick toomey-neri
francesca lanzavecchia and hunn wai of the italian-singaporean studio lanzavecchia + wai, have designed ‘fragmented 01 + 02’, a series of furniture types which replace the solid side panels of typical storage units with bands of flexible fabric. this material choice not only creates a textural pleated surface, but on a practical level, it allows the units to be accessed from all sides, at any point.
by using lycra bands as the exterior material, the storage units can be accessed from all sides and from any point photo © patrick toomey-neri
‘fragmented 02’ is considered dual-purpose furniture – stacking storage and seating modules – whose identity is activated by the environment the user moves and places it in. using it becomes a tactile experience of running your fingers over its pleated surface, stretching the openings to access the inner storage area. when not used as occasional seating, the individual units can be stacked to a form a multi-tiered storage object.
‘fragmented 02’ can be set as individual stools or stacked into a multi-tiered unit photo © patrick toomey-neri
demonstrating how the units can be stacked photo © patrick toomey-neri
‘fragemented 01’ – deconstructed cabinet photo © davide farabegoli
‘fragmented 01’ is considered the de-constructed cabinet. the mobile, individual cabinets can be used within the domestic landscape either arranged as a group – they are sized to nest below one another – or adapted according to user’s needs and behaviors.
the structural frame of the ‘fragmented’ series is made from neutral steel and the fabric sides are interchangeable lycra covers that come in sets of colors that can be changed according to different spaces, seasons etc.
photo © davide farabegoli
the units of the ‘fragmented 01’ series are sized so that they can sit under one another photo © davide farabegoli
lycra fabric bands in bold colors created a pleated textural surface photo © davide farabegoli
the fabric allows for flexibility photo © davide farabegoli
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