Furniture might be meant to serve specific purposes, but the collection dubbed Meanwhile Curiosities by Epiforma, a design studio based in Porto, Portugal, rethinks typical functions for playfulness' sake. Fun is the first part of 'functional,' after all.
Full of bright colors, great textures and geometric shapes, Meanwhile Curiosities by Epiforma is a treat for the eyes in ways that are unexpected and eclectic. Owners Filipe Ferreira and Francisco Ribeiro, say, “We aim to challenge the connection that, with time, people establish with objects of common use." The collection is comprised of dotless dominos, secret-keeping containers, stackable office and beauty accessories, a wheelbarrow-like side table and a vase-slash-candle holder in the shape of an hourglass. Many of these items are slightly tweaked in order for the users to gain a different perspective of common objects.