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Itay Laniado's Creations Utilize Tension

By: Meghan Young - Published: Mar 11, 2010 • References: sites.google and core77
By adhering to the theme of tension, designer Itay Laniado has created some interesting pieces that forgo tradition and rely on ingenuity. Each of the three pieces, while deceptively simple, is surprisingly unique.

Let's start with Itay Laniado's walking stick. Fashioned from a split broom it is bound and extended at the same time, creating extreme tension on the top half. The wallet simply holds its contents via a tense band.

It is Itay Laniado's collapsible ladder, however, that takes the cake. It is held together by a ratcheting strap clamp when compacted, which turns into some of the rungs when setup.