New prototypes by Nicola Enrico Staubli

published in: Design By Costas Voyatzis, 05 February 2009

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Mathematics has always been a great point of reference for Design but also for Nicola Enrico Stäubli’s concepts. Nicola claims that the most crucial point in design is the conception of an idea; the initial point for any project, the driving force that leads the designer to his next step. That makes the final project a result of carefully followed phases where the idea is being materialized through consistent decisions.
His designs are open to the customer allowing a most versatile usage; this way anybody may be transformed to a co-designer. As the environment keeps changing it is vital for any project to be able to adapt to such changes. This is what Nicola’s designs exactly are: flexible and long lifespan concepts focused on the customer needs.

Today we are presenting 2 of his newest designs. The trestle table and the coat hooks

Trestle

Metal frames are put over the edges of a tabletop and contracted with lashing straps creating a highly solid linkage. Other than conventional trestles it causes a table with an unitary look. It is designed to work with any table format and for tabletops dimensioned at 24 to 30mm thickness.

Material: Powder-coated steel

Coat Hooks

The growing popularity of online retailers calls for products that can be easily shipped. A simple metal strap with an unimpressive winding off can be transformed into an elegant double loop, held together at the intersection and mounted to the wall with a standard screw and washer.

Material: 0.4mm stainless spring steel, powdercoatet

 

about Nicola from Bern
Nicola Enrico Stäubli explores a new form of customization: Since the knowledge of the consumer needs will always be limited, he designs with a focus on the greatest possible flexibility. In today's world of the open source concept, consumers take on the role of co-designers. Nicola's designs have an openness allowing the hybrid customer the most versatile usage. Beyond a reference to the 2.0 economy, a similar product typology pairs with the requirements of a sustainable design – it's adaptable to a changing living environment thus providing long lifespan.
The designer about his work: "My projects represent an approach to design which has more to do with mathematics than with a personal and inward looking composition. I am always in search of the primary source of design – the initial point. It is by far the most important step because each and every decision in the design process is based on it. You end up with a physical manifestation of this idea which is to be judged not after the concept of beauty but as the logical result after a series of consistent decisions in the designing process."

Nicola Enrico Stäubli graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (2004) with a degree in Architecture. He is living and working as an independent designer, architect and bike messenger in Bern.

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His Delta bed was one of the projects that we presented during last year's Salone Satellite Yatzereport 2008

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    Rebecca | 2009-02-11 16:22:15

    I really like the concept behind the table, really interesting.

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