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the ‘selfdiscipline’ collection by slovenian designer nika zupanc is on show at spazio rossana orlanda for milan design week 2011.

nika zupanc: selfdiscipline pompon lamp, homework chair, homework table, homework cabinet image courtesy nika zupanc

nika zupanc: selfdiscipline the ‘homework chair’ features a height adjustable seat made from a wooden shell, leather upholstery, aluminium legs, metal mechanismsimage © designboom

nika zupanc on the homework chair: ‘you’ve rested your body on different types of seating devices, but have you ever tried to place something underneath you and make it come closer? it has every detail that the first league offices want you to have, except that it’s not afraid of being delicate, slightly deranged, and otherworldly. the hi-tech, retro-look mechanism zooms in and out with the help of a sleek handle, while the brass wheels dance all over the place.’

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nika zupanc: selfdiscipline detail image courtesy nika zupanc

nika zupanc: selfdiscipline

homework chairs image courtesy nika zupank

nika zupanc: selfdiscipline homework table made from green ultrapas, breech wood, polypropylene paper, brass parts and brass mechanism, aluminium and brass legsimage courtesy nika zupank

nika zupanc on the homework table: ‘where can all the evidence of dangerous liaisons be stashed? well, in the pocket of course, and what a fabulous pocket it is. the monolith business meaning table can elegantly unhook and open up like a true pulp-fiction novel, letting out a fan construction of pleated textile. this is where you can keep all your bits and bobs and paperwork of exceptional importance like bills and, well, dirty words hidden under the harmlessly-looking surface.’

nika zupanc: selfdiscipline homework tables, image courtesy nika zupank

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nika zupanc on the homework cabinet: ‘the prêt-à-porter got all emotional about conventional and convenient storage methods, causing constant clashes and other messy encounters among them. after all, they were not made to be thrown into darkness. for people that merely yawn in the presence of a walk-in closet, a wardrobe cabinet on brass wheels — with a paper fan that plays the role of the drawers — provides an interesting piece of fashion advice. its capacity shrinks and expands with the number of little black dresses or trench coats inside, but it is always stylishly belted with a plush silk band.’

nika zupanc: selfdiscipline homework cabinet made from green ultrapas, breech wood, polypropylene, paper, brassimage courtesy nika zupank