HBL Events: The Crate Series by Studio Makkink & Bey

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Dutch design duo Studio Makkink & Bey have created a series of furniture using discarded packing crates as their starting point. Confirming WGSN's S/S 2011 macrotrend Fair & Square, which advocates pared-down design and an honest use of materials, the collection includes five varieties of crate-based product - BathCrate, VanityCrate, BedCrate, VacuumCleanerCrate and ClockCrate - and will be on show at Spring Projects, London, from next week.

The designers were inspired to use crates as a raw material after a trip to India, during which Rianne Makkink observed crates being used to divide up space and offer privacy and protection.

The exhibition runs 5 November 2010 - 14 January 2011.