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FOLD | MARTINA ARMBRECHT

SOON AT THE STATE OF DESIGN, BERLIN 2017 FESTIVAL, AS PART OF ALLES NEU, NIEUWE GERMAN GESTALTUNG #006

A project/prototype which Martina Armbrecht created as a student at the Universität der Künste Berlin – UdK, and which resulted from the rethinking of the typology of the drying rack, a household helper that, despite of its ubiquitousness and the obvious flaws of most of its predecessors throughout history, has constantly been ignored by the design scene. While still being plain, modest, and unornamented, Fold does not only try to improve on the object’s appearance by being more streamlined and sculptural, but also on its functioning, with a joint that allows to open the rack in one single synchronized movement, after which it is immediately kept in a locked position. (2016)