malafor: 'the rest' from the second life series at DMY berlin design festival 09
malafor: 'the rest' from the second life series at DMY berlin design festival 09 malafor: 'the rest' from the second life series at DMY berlin design festival 09
jun 18, 2009

malafor: 'the rest' from the second life series at DMY berlin design festival 09

outlines of seats have been traced on the ground to indicate where ‘the rest’ should be placed image courtesy of malafor

polish-based design studio malafor, presented their new project series ‘second life’ at the DMY berlin design festival 09. the design duo of agata kulik-pomorska and pawel pomorski, started the ‘second life’ series as a response to questions surrounding the idea of certain tools having dual functions: ‘can we enrich their existence with a second life?’ the concept was derived from how simple tools are gradually disappearing from our lives. malafor’s idea was to save them from extinction by giving them a second life.

the first project of the series is ‘rest’, a chair back made of plastic or DuPont Corian® applied to the common garden shovel. the shovel + the chair back in combination with each other is no longer a mundane tool, but adopts a second life in the form of a seat.

separately the two pieces appear to be a shovel and chair back image courtesy of malafor

together they become a seating solution for the outdoors image courtesy of malafor

a group of the seats image courtesy of malafor

image courtesy of malafor taking a rest image courtesy of malafor

  • Is that not going to completely ruin the tarmac?

    Sure this has already been done a few times…?

    Roberto says:
  • Thats how working class superheroes make rest:)

    Teaadpod says:
  • is he really relaxing?

    karl says:
  • this is fun, playful, like it.

    anna says:

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