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Mushiki Storage System by Tomas Alonso

During a collaborative research workshop organized by dutch company Arco, London-based Okay Studio created a series of new furniture pieces, including the Mushiki storage system by Spanish collective member Tomás Alonso. Named after the Japanese word for steaming vessel, these side tables draw their shape and functionality from the stackable bamboo components of their namesake object’s design.

Available in two sizes, each round structure features a column with a wooden hinge running along it, which allows various modules to be stacked, rotated and opened. Like many of Alonso’s designs, these tables combine simple elements to render more complex structures, enabling users to adjust its movable components to explore proportion and spatial relationships. With a strong emphasis on how humans relate to the products, Alonso says, “For me it’s important that what I design makes its way into people’s hands and people’s homes. I would like my objects to be used, lived with and enjoyed.”

Mushiki Storage System, by Tomas Alonso, via: designboom


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2 Responses to
“Mushiki Storage System by Tomas Alonso”

  1. Clipping Path Says:

    excellent design blog! you've done really gr8 job! :) thanks for sharing..

  2. Patsy Tierney Says:

    I really like the concept of this Mushiki storage system. Not only is it able to conceal the stuff placed inside of it, it also does it in an organized fashion with the different compartments that run all the way from the top, right until the bottom. The added bonus of this system is in its ability to be detached individually which makes it so convenient to customize according to our very own unique storage needs. Lastly, I think the material that it is made of makes it look like it can be painted on, thus making it customizable according to our own tastes and preferences.

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