Relatively recent Graduates from Design Academy Eindhoven, Daphna Isaacs & Laurens Manders have created a design studio that mixes an interest in cultural behaviours with material exploration.
They create distinctive design pieces that not only reveal their aesthetic taste, but also reflect upon histories, environments, and experimentation. For example their recent work "Basis Table" is created from 600 year old oak sourced from the remains of what was once the town gate of Eindhoven.
While re-appropriating historic materials has become fashionable among designers, Daphna and Laurens' piece does so with an intelligently designed nod to the materials past-life. The "Basis Table" not only uses the historic material, but the design itself reflects the ruins from which it was sourced. As the ruins disappear, the "Basis Table" will remain as a reminder of the materials history.
During London Design Week, the design duo exhibited their limited edition light pieces "Tafelstukken."
The five 'complete' lighting objects shine upon themselves as well as the objects placed in them.
The lamps are open for your own interpretation.
For example, a 'Tafelstuk' can be used as a container to highlight your everyday objects (keys, fruits or a magazine).
All the pieces are produced in Daphna and laurens' Eindhoven based workshop