Collective Paper Aesthetics
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 at 11:07 am
Posted by Jenny Hudson
Collective Paper Aesthetics is a Rotterdam based design initiative. Master of advanced architecture, designer and journalist Noa Haim describes their work as a ‘civic game in design models’. It investigates the notion of architecture as a framework.
The initiative produces a number of toys, lamps and puzzles that can be purchased from the Felt and Wire Shop. Many of the items, such as the Christmas Forest shown below, are purchased flat packed as a kit. Instructions are included on the lattices and the pieces can be clicked together by interlocking tabs. No glue or additional instruction pages are needed and the paper is sprayed thoroughly with flame-retardant spray.
These Take Away lamps are made from Take Out boxes.
The Construction Toy is made up of polyhedral building blocks. Rather like Meccano the building blocks are pieced together to enable the creation of working models. Again though, no glue is needed as the parts click into place. (Video by Mark Stevens from the Danish Design Center during Copenhagen Design Week September 2009.)
I’m finding the correlation between maths, architecture and design fascinating. And the idea of the buyer as designer appeals to me too. There’s lots more information and pictures at www.collectivepaperaesthetics.com.