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Transform

This furniture piece is a worktable for a professional photographer. They are inspired by this through the precise physical structure of a camera, with the concept of being free to increase or decrease the number of accessories. The accessories for the worktable can be freely selected, matched, and disassembled. Aiming at the different work natures of the users, they have designed the most suitable accessories and ensure the feature of freely increasing or decreasing the accessories to present the diverse practical functions of this worktable.

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Sweet Kit

This mobile showcase for serving desserts in restaurants was created in 2016 and is the latest piece in the K range. The Sweet-Kit design meets the requirement for elegance, manoeuvrability, volume and transparency. The opening mechanism is based on a ring rotating around an acrylic glass disc. Two moulded beech rings are the rotation tracks as well as being the handles for opening the display case and for moving the trolley around the restaurant. These integrated features help set the scene for service and highlight the displayed products.

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Km31

Patrick Sarran created the Km31 for a large spectrum of restaurant uses. The main constraint was multifunctionality. This cart can be used singly for serving one table, or in a row with others for a buffet. The designer devised an articulated Krion top mounted on the same wheeled base he had designed for a range of trolleys such as the KEZA, and later the Kvin, the Herbal Tea Garden, and the Kali, together named the K series. The hardness of the Krion allowed a complete light finish to be chosen, with the sturdiness required for a luxurious establishment.

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Herbal Tea Garden

Patrick Sarran created the Herbal Tea Garden as a unique item for the Landmark Mandarin Oriental of Hong Kong in 2014. The catering manager wanted a trolley on which he could perform the tea ceremony. This design re-uses the codes developed by Patrick Sarran in his K Series trolleys, including the KEZA cheese trolley and the Km31 multifunctional trolley, influenced by Chinese landscape painting.

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Panama Banana

It is an outdoor furniture that could be used as a hammock and also as football goal for beach sports. This combination of functions was created to promote active lifestyle even when you are relaxing at the beach. The design has been inspired by a shape of a surf board that is why it integrates so well with natural beach environment. Because of its light weight it can be easily moved. To change functions between football goal and hammock is very easy - you just need to turn it 90 degrees. Finally, when you want to pack it away, you simply remove the support details and it folds flat

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IO Pod

IO Pod is an all in one space for children to sleep store and study. Featuring simple and uncluttered lines it combines playful aesthetic with complete functionality. The pod is multi functional and can be configured into a bunk bed, two separate beds, a top bed and desk area beneath as well as a bed and desk separately in order to suit a family’s evolving needs. IO Pod was conceived with sustainable thinking applied to its design. Children can use it from an early toddler age through to their teen years and beyond giving the pod the ability to grow with the child.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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