HBL Designer Profile: Tomas Kral

Friday, 5 November 2010

Plug! series by Tomas Kral
Young Slovakian designer Tomas Kral has designed a range of furniture and interior objects called Plug!, all of which focus on cork - one of the materials of the moment. Kral aimed to "transform the image of a simple cork bottle stopper", and each piece in the collection has a straight-forward, modern feel. WGSN-homebuildlife particularly likes the side table and fruit bowl, both of which act as a pedestal for their contents.

Plug! fruit bowl by Tomas Kral
Kral graduated from ECAL's Luxury and Design course in 2009, and this high-end training is evident in his approach to design: every detail is carefully considered and the materials used are finished to a high standard.

Plug! table light by Tomas Kral
Kral is one of a crop of designers currently reconsidering how cork can enhance product design: to read our full report on the trend, click here.
Plug! side table by Tomas Kral