HillsideOut's 'Slide Furniture' Series Makes Your Bookcase Memorable

By: Milla Kiss - Published: Apr 24, 2012 • References: hillsideout & flickr
Italian Antique Art Design brand HillsideOut created a limited edition furniture collection, entitled Slide-Furniture, that unites Italian craftsmanship, industrial design and modern storytelling.

The Slide-Furniture pieces are developed around a neglected, almost extinct object of the 80's, photographic slides. The Slide-Wall-Lights, Slide-Shelves, Slide-Tables, Slide-Bookshelves and Slide-Wardrobes developed by HillsideOut and exhibited during the 2012 Milan Design Week, create a unique retro feel by using antiquated design elements for its pieces: handcrafted chestnut wood to create the basic furniture, stainless steel, led glass and plexiglass to create the retro-illuminated place for the photographic slides.

However the last touch, the story told by the furniture, needs to be added by the future owner of the Slide-Furniture piece.

The HillsideOut Slide-Furniture series and prototypes were developed specifically for the Salone Satellite 2012 exhibition.

Implications - The Slide-Furniture pieces show how creative, modern and relevant contemporary storytelling can be even when all the design ingredients of a project are 100% retro. Nostalgia and pride of the past defines today’s adult consumers’ self-perception and self-expression. Stats for Photo Frame Furnishings Trending: Older & Warm
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