maria lobisch + andreas nather: stewart + justin case
maria lobisch + andreas nather: stewart + justin case maria lobisch + andreas nather: stewart + justin case
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.

sink 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 environments.

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

  • His name is ‘Justin Case’


    Matty W says:

    PERIKO! says:
  • beautiful

    pravin patel malad says:
  • Hmmm. Interesting exercise. When they figure out a fold-up hot and cold water supply and drain system, and a fold-up electrical system, they’ll really be on to something.

    Mike Vancouver says:
  • Really quite remarkable. Incredibly well thought out.
    I love it.

    rcvs1 says:

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