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Function Tiles by Droog Design

 - Feb 28, 2007
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Function Tiles is an oldie but a goodie. It’s a tile system from 1997 by Droog Designers Peter van der Jagt, Erik-Jan Kwakkel, and Arnout Visser that makes the tiles work more functionally, thus the name "Function Tiles". The concept is brilliant. That is, getting more out of your shower or bathroom with limited space. Or, does the system function for minimalists that need tons of gadgets but want to hide them? However you spin it, the idea is really, really cool. I mean, how cool would it be to have a tv built into your shower? Pretty damn cool. BTW, it’s not available, so if someone could please manufacture this soon, that would be goo.

OK, sure, the project was designed a decade ago, and I’ve really been trying to keep my design searching very fresh, but I’m starting to take my guards down and looking for older, fantastic designs. I don’t know if I would ever go as far as having anything as popular as a LeCorbusier chair on the site, but preserving the memory of a project like this seems like a good goal.