stefanie rittle creates a family of cartoon-like characters for boys on wheels series
stefanie rittle creates a family of cartoon-like characters for boys on wheels series
aug 25, 2016

stefanie rittle creates a family of cartoon-like characters for boys on wheels series




designer stefanie rittle, has constructed ‘boys on wheels’ series – a collection of ordinary mundane objects which have been granted a new life. the project which was developed in collaboration with donghwan kam and basse stittgen design academy eindhoven – is based on a series of humorous illustrations that depict various items using extra hands, wheels and utensils. 

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‘volta’ coffee stand




each object has been placed on a set of wheels allowing the user to easily move the structure as they please. the bizarre nature of the project personifies each object, by adding a human layer to the original material. stefanie rittle‘s ‘lumberjack’ piece for example uses a wood stump placed with an axe and kitchen utensils under its belt ready to serve when needed. all of the installations follow a similar process combining various instruments to create a family of amicable cartoonish characters. 



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‘hassan’ cooking stove

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‘lumberjack’ cuts wood and prepares food


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‘volta’ illustration



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designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


edited by: hollie smith | designboom 


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