A double-function toolbox/bench from Trinidad and Tobago
January 13, 2011
Designer Marlon Dabreau, the creative director of Trinidad-based design firm Abovegroup, believes everything can do more, serving multiple purposes instead of just one. Case in point: his Peera toolbox, which is beautifully designe with a double function, toting your tools, then transforming into a table or bench. While some transforming furniture seems to be merely a gimmick (here's a desk that turns into a wine cabinet!), Dabreau's Peera design is actually well-suited to the needs of local construction industries and tradespeople. The design is currently on display at New York's Museum of Arts and Design's Global Africa Project exhibit.
As a sidenote, it is wonderful to see such forward-thinking design coming from parts of the world that the design world traditionally glazes over; Dabreau's work is locally inspired, locally functional, and beautifully combines smart design aesthetics with local resources. Check out all of his work on his website.
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