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Quadrat Inspires Imagination into How the Odd Object Might Be Used

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: daaam.de and design-milk
While the majority of items that you can find in your home have been made with a purpose in mind, the Quadrat's development demonstrates the opposite approach, having been created with no specific function suggested. It becomes the imaginative task of the user to decide how it might become practical.

Made from bent metal, the strange sculptures take all sorts of abstract shapes that assume three-dimensional space. Some of their open sides are filled in with bound and knotted cords that also offer the opportunity of utility. Designer Dahm Lee illustrates some ways in which the Quadrat is used in the home: as a dish rack, a towel rack, a coatrack, an open cubby or even as a lampshade or a sculpture.