1+1=3 / A Meeting Between Two Creates Something New

published in: Design By Costas Voyatzis, 03 May 2009

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09 Stockholm Furniture Fair / photo © Peter Teigene

(detail) 09 Stockholm Furniture Fair / photo © Peter Teigene

This year, the final-year students in Product Design at Beckmans College of Design have created an alternative meeting place in Greenhouse at the Stockholm Furniture Fair.
The students have created a space to inspire informal gatherings of people, in the same way as you would meet spontaneously about town - sitting at the edge of a monument, on a front porch or a flight of stairs. The furniture in the showcase are based on indivdual briefs to create a specific type of furniture. In contrast to what is usually the case in Greenhouse, where many prototypes are for view only, the students have encouraged the visitors to interact with the furniture and the space. As a a bonus this year, the third-year students have collaborated with the second-year Advertising and Graphic Design students in creating a catalogue and a film.

 09 Stockholm Furniture Fair / photo © Peter Teigene

(detail) 09 Stockholm Furniture Fair / photo © Peter Teigene

Sandra Gustafsson  / photo © Peter Teigene

Karolina Lagerkvist / photo © Peter Teigene

Karin Widmark / photo © Peter Teigene

Helena Svensson / photo © Peter Teigene

Evelina Johansson  / photo © Peter Teigene

Emma Mierse / photo © Peter Teigene

Åsa Agerstam  / photo © Peter Teigene

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  • friend
    Joce | 2009-05-04 19:35:27

    This is really cool. Thanks for always putting up cool portfolios/showcases. Im a huge fan!

  • friend
    xiaofengzi | 2009-05-12 02:41:56

    cool~interesting conceptual work, just can appear 1+1=3 at one visual direction, maybe can get more unpredictable images from other direction~HAhA, nice work! I am gonna quote on my blog, is it fine?

  • friend
    El Roboto | 2009-05-15 19:57:22

    This is awesome work - tweeting about this now

  • friend
    Are Pachio | 2009-05-16 21:57:49

    You have made a big mistake! 1 and 1 doesn't equal 3, it's 2! Sorry for that!

  • friend
    bob | 2009-05-31 13:48:00

    no it doesn't. just because you take some crappy picture and try to be "deep" doesn't mean you can change basic math.

  • friend
    Chris Price | 2009-05-31 14:03:39

    Anything to do with 1984, 2+2=5? really great work looks like a lot of fun to create. My spam prevention was 10+10= should that be 30?

  • friend
    Damhack | 2009-05-31 14:45:35

    And this is different from UK Channel 4 stings in what way exactly? This form of trompe d'oueil is old old old. This Tudor vid is lame.

  • friend
    Damhack | 2009-05-31 14:58:11

    Prior art: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlufdcJzzEs

  • friend
    Mihir Lakhani | 2009-05-31 15:01:40

    well !! amazing design n super concept 1+1=2? 1+2=3 :P lol !! good one ...

  • friend
    murtaza.soni | 2009-05-31 16:23:21

    The whole setup could have been very well depicted keeping 1+1=2. Instead, there is a diversion by making 1+1=3. Gives the furniture setup a touch of randomness. The discrepancy attracts more attention. Great way to arouse more curiosity. All the furniture shown above would add the much needed zest to my apartment. Great collection. I have stumbled this site. Life can be like "Holding on to an antique 300 year old piece of furniture." THE PHENOMENON CALLED LIFE THROUGH MY COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES .. http://lifeshortstory.wordpress.com/2009/04/16/who-is-luckier/

  • friend
    Dennis | 2009-05-31 16:43:57

    Wow. Really don't need the dramatic video. This isn't that cool and isn't even original.

  • friend
    Property Doc | 2009-05-31 17:34:15

    Incredible artwork! I can only imagine the time it must have taken to put this together for it to come out perfect. Well done!

  • friend
    KaZ | 2009-05-31 21:48:36

    I wonder if certain people posting comments on here realize that they are coming off as being jackasses. Honestly, the concept of 1+1=3 is quite possibly that they wanted to do something odd with their art by putting everything together and making it look so uniform. Everything is put precisely where it should be to create the image and it must of took some hard work and effort to create. People like "Dennis" just need to stop commenting. Honestly. I see more productive posts from children on the internet.

  • friend
    bob fisher | 2009-05-31 23:47:37

    KaZ you're retarded, just thought you should know.

  • friend
    jason | 2009-06-01 00:16:37

    i didnt bother reading much into this, but i think some people are missing the entire point. It couldn't be replaced with 1+1=2 because it is 3 for a reason. Making more out of something. There is a message. Notice what all the numbers and symbols are made of..... maybe im crazy

  • friend
    Brit | 2009-06-01 01:01:18

    You are all retarded. The equation is quite beautiful. As in a family, one (mommy) plus one (daddy) equals three (baby!)

  • friend
    Rob | 2009-06-01 01:56:29

    This is ridiculous. 1 + 1 = 3? Aren't we being crafty. We're subverting everyone by creating an inherent false equation! We're so deep. We're so emotional. Art is bullshit. Also, I laugh at the irony of the "spam prevention" box.

  • friend
    Chris | 2009-06-01 02:31:36

    @Dennis, Honestly, Wow. Please stop hating and stop being such a douche. Where is your work at? What have you done lately? @artist/creator, nicely done keep cranking it out. I enjoy this piece.

  • friend
    Jamezinator | 2009-06-01 09:01:07

    wow this is the coolest comment box I've used in a long time! Anyone agree?

  • friend
    Paolo Puggioni | 2009-06-01 11:49:34

    Nice, but honestly BBC has been using this concept for some 7-8 years fot its ads, nothing new here I'm afraid

  • friend
    kaveh | 2009-06-01 16:06:33

    Great...

  • friend
    happyseaurchin | 2009-06-01 19:10:55

    i liked it but then again i used to be a maths teacher :)

  • friend
    flashydreams | 2009-06-01 20:28:35

    Incredible! I can't imagine the time that goes into something like this. Considering this is all done with 3 dimensional objects, using only horizontal and vertical positioning, I'd have to say the equation is absolutely spot on. I'd like to see more works like this. Creativity at it's best.

  • friend
    tgyu | 2009-06-01 20:59:01

    nice

  • friend
    cathy | 2009-06-01 21:26:30

    amazing work. i think i'll try this at home;) seems to be a great fun. ever heard of "dead poets society"???? don't try to be too (pseudo)intellectual. enjoy the work and laugh 'bout the title. it's great.

  • friend
    srilatha marru | 2009-06-01 21:34:15

    serioulsy I love it. i dont if the idea is old. still it is great work and very new to me.

  • friend
    potato head | 2009-06-01 22:29:23

    NIGGER!

  • friend
    Dizi izle | 2009-06-11 04:21:00

    It's perfect. Needs lots of time and good perspective. Congratulations!

  • friend
    Dimas Putra | 2009-06-19 22:48:02

    wow! this is fantastic! great job! :)

  • friend
    dizi izle | 2009-07-20 15:36:41

    amazing design n super concept 1+1=2? 1+2=3 :P lol !! good one

  • friend
    Exclusive furniture | 2009-08-25 16:21:49

    Thanks for article!!! Very interesting, I will wait for your new articles. Want to see world best exclusive furniture ?

  • friend
    film izle | 2009-09-28 13:55:21

    amazing design n super concept

  • friend
    davinj | 2009-10-17 13:54:29

    I enjoy perspective truths; it seems like garbage until the right perspective. ;) and if were being really real wouldn't "1+1=" "4" :) cheers

  • friend
    izle | 2009-10-26 00:16:10

    its amazing and good projected.

  • friend
    petmeds | 2009-10-28 14:21:31

    Nicely done! I have to admire them for their artistic traits! Imagine being able to create perfectly shaped numbers from different materials with precision!

  • friend
    cafedizi | 2009-11-02 23:27:24

    perfect.i like this

  • friend
    Elio | 2009-11-04 02:59:00

    Omg i thought that was fake at first until i scrolled down and saw the pictures below

  • friend
    film | 2010-01-02 01:00:07

    these designs are really great thank u for letting us know about them

  • friend
    film izle | 2010-01-07 15:22:51

    ehahueha nice clip

  • friend
    Oscrat | 2010-02-14 19:34:00

    apparently quite a few people here haven't heard about the idea of "the third mind". 1 + 1 = 3 is sometimes used as a reference to this idea of a so-called "third mind" appearing in the creative process going on between two people. it's mentioned in Napoleon Hill's book "Think And Grow Rich" (1937), and was a huge inspiration on Brion Gysin and William S. Burroughs who wrote the book "The Third Mind" (1978) together. I don't know if the art presented on this site makes reference to this idea. I'm just pointing out that the concept of "1 + 1 = 3" is an established one, and IF the art here is in some way inspired by that concept, it makes perfect sense.

  • friend
    havzaeymir | 2010-02-15 19:55:31

    Really nice and has a flowing narrative. Thanks

  • friend
    esendiziler | 2010-03-10 19:19:40

    Thanks !! ..

  • friend
    Nootropic Review Blog | 2010-04-14 04:28:26

    I love the exploitation of Clarity of Line. Its refreshing to see new spins on old concepts!

  • friend
    diyaliz | 2010-04-27 13:20:36

    Wow. Really don't need the dramatic video. This isn't that cool and isn't even original...

  • friend
    sohbet odalarΔ± | 2010-05-03 11:07:10

    thanks for article admin.

  • friend
    film izle | 2010-05-06 09:42:32

    Thanks for admin.Very nice..

  • friend
    dizi izle | 2010-06-12 04:07:57

    thanks for it man :)

  • friend
    dddrum | 2010-06-15 19:45:01

    What is it with the haters? Okay, so BBC 4 used the same technique? So did Indy Jones 3. Trompe l'oeil goes waaaay back. So what? "Sorry, Mr. Monet. DaVinci already did the paintbrush and canvas thing." As for the fact that the equation is mathematically incorrect, again, so what? "Sorry, John and Paul. There are only seven days in a week." Sheeeesh. Anyway, AWESOME work, Beckmanoids, both concept and execution! And to any who would say nay... well, what are you, a horse?? ;oD

  • friend
    sohbet | 2010-06-19 05:28:18

    thanks for this article very informative

  • friend
    Full izle | 2010-08-15 23:12:23

    Great things. OMG really like them.

  • friend
    izle | 2010-10-10 19:15:11

    What is it with the haters? Okay, so BBC 4 used the same technique? So did Indy Jones 3. Trompe l'oeil goes waaaay back. So what? "Sorry, Mr. Monet. DaVinci already did the paintbrush and canvas thing." As for the fact that the equation is mathematically incorrect, again, so what? "Sorry, John and Paul. There are only seven days in a week." Sheeeesh. Anyway, AWESOME work, Beckmanoids, both concept and execution! And to any who would say nay... well, what are you, a horse?? ;oD

  • friend
    Mathematic | 2010-12-03 18:37:52

    well they are right 1+1= 3!!
    for example take a=1 and take a=b
    a=b
    +a
    a+a=a+b
    2a=a+b
    *a
    2a*a=a(a+b)
    2a^2=a^2 +ab
    -2ab
    2a^2 -2ab=a^2 -ab
    2(a^2 -ab)=1(a^2 -ab)
    :(a^2 -ab)
    makes
    2 =1
    so it makes:
    a+b=3
    or in full numbers:
    1+1=3

  • friend
    mynet sohbet | 2011-01-28 23:16:56

    So did Indy Jones 3. Trompe l'oeil goes waaaay back. So what? "Sorry, Mr. Monet. DaVinci already did the paintbrush and canvas thing." As for the fact that the equation is mathematically incorrect, again, so what? "Sorry, John and Pau

  • friend
    sohbet et | 2011-02-07 01:51:18

    Nicely done! I have to admire them for their artistic traits! Imagine being able to create perfectly shaped numbers from different materials with precision!

  • friend
    haber | 2011-03-05 20:38:46

    this is fantastic... thanks you

  • friend
    Mynet Sohbet | 2011-03-11 18:08:31

    So what? "Sorry, Mr. Monet. DaVinci already did the paintbrush and canvas thing." As for the fact that the equation is mathematically incorrect, again, so what? "Sorry, John and Paul. There are only seven days in a week." Sheeeesh. Anyway, AWESOME work, Beckmanoids, both concept and execution! And to any who would say nay... well, what are you, a horse?? ;oD

  • friend
    film izle | 2011-03-16 08:00:03

    Great photos and video. Thanks for the article and keep them coming.

  • friend
    web tasarim | 2011-10-28 21:50:19

    Incredible artwork! I can only imagine the time it must have taken to put this together for it to come out perfect. Well done!

  • friend
    cambalkon | 2012-01-26 18:51:44

    So did Indy Jones 3. Trompe l'oeil goes waaaay back. So what? "Sorry, Mr. Monet. DaVinci already did the paintbrush and canvas thing." As for the fact that the equation is mathematically incorrect, again, so what? "Sorry, John and Pau

  • friend
    Jacob Thomason | 2012-02-28 11:31:24

    Incredible artwork !nIt's perfect :)

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