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Product Design
Published: 19 Dec 2014

Rianne Koens: Stackable Storage

Rianne Koens

Shown during Istanbul Design Biennial 2014 (1 November to 14 December), Otura Basic by Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Rianne Koens is a modular storage system made from wooden boxes that can be adapted to the user's needs.

Made from birch, the boxes can be left open or fitted with drawers, and are designed to be stacked to create the amount of storage needed – from a bedside table to an extensive chest of drawers. The boxes are available in three different sizes with options for legs to support the lower level.

Allowing for user customisation, modular furniture designs are becoming increasingly popular, particularly as homes transition into multipurpose spaces that demand adaptability. See The Evolving Domestic Landscape from our Modern Family Macro Trend for further examples.

As stated in 2015: Look Ahead, we expect this approach to continue to grow across product sectors, bringing the consumer-creator movement into a commercial setting.