Dressed Cabinets / fabric meets frame
01. Slide 5 / Grey
Dressed Cabinets are part of the new
collection of dutch design label Vij5!
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These ‘Dressed Cabinets’ are inspired by a childhood memory. As a little girl, I used to build huts by hanging bed linen on the frame of my bunkbed. Towels became sliding doors and pillowcases served as hanging baskets. As a designer, I reconsidered the same concept and show what textiles can do for a simple shelving unit. Owners can dress up their cabinet the way they like by weaving fabric through or around the metal frame. The tension in the fabric, created by the wooden parts, ensures the final form and functionality of the design: open or closed, formal or playful, static or dynamic. Dressed Cabinets invite adults to play with the appearance of their furniture once again.
02. Devide 3 / Green
“The Dressed Cabinet is a product you will love immediately once you’ve seen it in action! The flexibility it offers and the endless variations that can be made with it, triggered us and makes it a good addition to the Vij5 collection. We contacted Puck and really liked her positive and cheerful attitude, so we started collaborating. Impressed by the high quality level of the prototype Puck made for her graduation, the only thing left to do was make some decisions and arranging production."
- Arjan & Anieke (Vij5)
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03. Devide 5 / Grey
Knotted / macrame reinterpreted
'Knotted' is a design in which a traditional macrame techinique is used in a new context. Inspired by macrame bracelets that capture a decorative stone in the middle of the wrist,I used this technique to attach the mirror on to the knotted surface without using any other material than rope. Almost 80 meters of naturally dyed cotton rope is used to create this surface. The texture of the knotted surface, whithin the simple graphic shape of the total design, makes the mirror a tactile accessory in your interior.
Whats the matter / unconscious play
For this project I explored the subject stress. The main question was: How do you make stressfull moments less likely to cause chaos in your head? I have drawn inspiration from several sources, from traditional worry beads, to documented scientific research that demonstrates how play and the handling of an object can suppress overaccesive thoughts. This research resulted in a collection of playfull interior accents that are designed to interact. Each object has its own personality that triggers your imagination. Because of their undefined purpose, the curio stimulate an unconscious play with the hands that help keeping the mind at ease.
Display / stackable jewelrybox
'Display' is a jewelrybox; stackable in various ways. It gives people the opportunity to play with the display of their jewelry every day.
Display / stackable jewelrybox
For this Assignment I was asked to design a souvenir for the Dutch province Twente. Facade Characters are wooden boards that in certain areas of the Netherlands, especially Northeast Twente, traditionally adorn the ridge of a rooftop. People believe that these signs repel witchcraft and evil. Every single shape of the total character has it's own meaning (for example love, hope and belief).
I decided to rotate the different shapes of these signs and created 3D objects that can be stacked on to each other. In this way different functions can be assigned to each object. Stacked, the objects represent a table piece in the traditional shape of a facade sign, apart from each other they can have any function; a vase, a plate, a bowl, a paperweight.
Fearless / analysing aerophobia
About one in five people have some fear of flying and I am one of them. In most cases it makes flying an uncomfortable experience, where every noise or encounter with turbulence seems to signal impending disaster. Others decide not to get on a plane at all and miss out on things they would like to do.
When I was working on this project she realized that the only way to stop her fear from taking over is to not take the problem too serious. Because when you do, you admit that the fear is relevant, while according to the facts, it is not. This is why
I made a set of objects which can help you reflect on your own fear during your flight in a light and easy way.
USE YOUR IMAGINATION / Sometimes it works to imagine yourself in a different place, not realizing every second that you are floating miles above the ground. The monocle can help you with looking at the situation from another perspective.
KNOW THE FACTS / The booklet helps you in two different ways. It contains a lot of simple facts about flying, visualized in squared patterns. The patterns show that the risks of flying are very, very small, compared to other daily activities. Another way to use the booklet; Distract yourself by coloring squares or playing squared games like 'boterkaaseneieren' or 'zeeslag' with your neighbour. Social contact in a plane helps you with getting out of your head.
BE SUPERSTITIOUS / The back of the booklet is made from oakwood. In most of Europe knocking wood is a superstition, and because there is no wood to find in a plane you can now take it with you!
CREATE SMALLER MISSIONS / This clock works as a timer. The maximum time you can set is an hour. In this way you can devide your flight into smaller 'missions'. First you achieve to stay calm for 1 hour, then the next and the next. To make sure you dont freak out and look at the timer every minute, the numbers are replaced by a rotating patterns of lines which create a slowly changing visual.
DISTRACT YOURSELF & MEDITATE / Big soft socks can give you a more relaxed and cosy feeling. The set contains 1 sock, as a distraction you can knit the second one yourself. The instructionvideo whith a gently talking voice can help you meditate and keep your mind off scary thoughts.
Framed / leather lines
Framed is a bag that can be used for a laptop and paper documents. The transparancy of the inside bag makes it look like you carry your stuff in only a leather frame. Copper rivets are used to connect the leather strips, the copper dots add to the graphic form language of the design.
About / Puck Dieben
I am Puck Dieben. I graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2016. As a pragmatic poet; I like to search for simple solutions within limitations and love to give shape to imaginative concepts. In my design process I translate my ideas into simple yet playful objects that are characterized by a sincere, graphic form language. By doing this,I aim to capture wonder from daily life in tangible and useful design.