Design Museum resident Stephanie Hornig chose to tackle the set theme of migration by examining how furniture needs to evolve to suit our increasingly compact and flexible live/work environments.
The crux of her designs – a storage unit and table – is a lightweight, composite material called Hylite. According to Hornig, it has the same material properties as aluminium, while being both stronger and lighter.
“It has a special property of folding almost endlessly when hinged,” says Hornig. “In this way both objects in the collection can easily be flat-packed (folded) and are extremely lightweight.”
Each piece weighs around 8kg, and their minimalistic forms have been designed to suit a range of environments. Additionally, the reflective surface picks up the colours and forms around it as a “sort of camouflage effect… that almost makes them disappear.”