Made for Mess: Colorfully Eclectic Home Storage Unit


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Inspired by hodge-podge colorful informality of Brazilian shanty towns, designer Christian Vivanco has create a strange work-and-storage unit that defies typologies and flies in the face of conventional design logic. But does it really mimic the impromptu nature of its source of inspiration?

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The mix of materials – OSB, bamboo, polycarbonate and more – also reflects the souce of the idea: buildings cobbled together from whatever is at hand, inspired by need and eclectic in nature.

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Loosely speaking, each of the elements in this storage unit are patterned after a space in the home – a rough wood drawer for outdoorsy projects, a clear blue box for the kitchen and so on.

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The only real question left is: can one replicate the kind of spontaneity found in society’s strange corners – such as shanty towns – or, in the end, does our individuality make the real replication of such processes impossible?

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