Focussing on the social-cultural and ecological aspects of design, Lotte Van Laatum’s geographical wooden chopping boards and, in particular her tree cabinet made from dutch elm, demonstrate how simple methods of biomimicry can create truly elegant design.
By allowing the material she uses to dictate form, her products speak inherently of their origins, giving them a value far beyond their monetary worth.
Alternatively, Lotte offers an interesting twist on the common energy-saving fluorescent light-bulb. This time allowing form to manipulate the material, she offers the bulbs an aesthetic appeal to supplement their predominantly ecological value.
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