• 2020

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    Furniture and Lighting

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Stack combines the functionality of several living room objects into one simple yet refined product – a lamp, a bookshelf and a side table. Crafted from solid natural timber with seamlessly integrated wiring, Stack is a thoughtful, timeless and unique object that simplifies home-living.

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Image: Styling: Heather Nette King Photography: Mike Baker
Image: Styling: Heather Nette King Photography: Mike Baker
Image: Styling: Heather Nette King Photography: Mike Baker
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  • Stack is a response to the open brief of the Mercedes Benz Design Awards - design a piece for the living space, from coffee tables and lamps to entertainment units and footrests.

  • The brief was responded to by identifying common experiences in the living space, and how these could be improved. By recognising the common pairing of side tables with table lamps, these separate elements were reconciled into one piece. The form stemmed from a tapered oblong with voids subtracted to create the various surfaces and lampshade. The entire process was carried out with nau's aesthetic in mind, to ensure the end result complements the brand's design ethos: reductive in form, honest in materiality and timeless in style.

  • The resulting design is defined by the duplicity of what it aims to achieve; to combine different household objects in the living space, juxtaposed with the simplicity of the final product. The design is more than just a light or table, it becomes an item of furniture that frames a collection of items, whether that be a selection of books on the bottom shelf, or illuminates objet d’art on the upper surface.

  • The key feature of Stack is the combination of multiple elements into one resolved piece, and the variety of functions provided within one product.