Paradolia
A modern solution that is both decorative and functional.
 

Tim Alpen and Kauppi & Kauppi

Tim Alpen
Tim Alpen began his design education at various craft schools in Sweden but completed his education within furniture design. Tim Alpen Design, located in Stockholm, works within furniture design, product design, and graphic design. Tim collaborates with companies in various product areas, materials, and techniques.

Kauppi & Kauppi
Johan Kauppi & Nina Kauppi have a shared design studio in Sweden. This designer duo approaches design in all scales, from spatial projects to tactile objects in the hand’s scale. The studio´s philosophy is identified as a search for a pure and restrained design, celebrating the added values that make a project unique and genuine. Their inspiration is often found in contrasts and in the dynamic between tranquil nature and pulsing cityscapes.
 

Design Story

A-Frame Mobile Screens - Designed by Tim Alpen

The challenge of this project was to reduce as many elements as possible while still retaining the key features of the screen.
The idea of bending a flat surface seemed, at first, to be too simple. But as the work progressed and a clean, straightforward form developed, it felt justified. The intention of the design was to be relatively thin, like a hung or bent piece of paper.

Due to the bent shape creating double the amount of surfaces, the screen has a significant sound-absorbing effect. The space underneath the screen makes it possible to have several different sizes nested, matryoshka style, and the user can control how much of the screen is shown by sliding it apart or together. The product also has a saddle shaped markerboard accessory that spans over the top and can be used on either side.

Suspension Rods & Panels - Designed by Kauppi & Kauppi

The Suspension Rods & Panels are decorative and functional wall-mounted sound absorption cushions that contribute to a calm and pleasant atmosphere.
The fabric-covered, softly shaped super-ellipses have carefully designed suspension details, which give the design an artisanal expression. The panels are pre-configured and mounted on a semi-circular wooden birch rod with leather straps, intended to be repeated sideways and vertically to form patterns. The Suspension Rods & Panels are available in three different widths, making the design well suited to serve as a complementary backrest for various benches or paired with fixed custom-built seats. “The Suspension Rods & Panels were designed during a winter stay in Lapland, Finland - perhaps one of the most silent and minimalist places you can imagine. During our process, we envisioned large colorful wall installations where different fabrics and elements of wood could interact to form unique yet functional acoustic background walls.” – Kauppi & Kauppi
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Shown with Dual-Sided Markerboard Saddle and Magnetic Marker/Eraser Holder

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Shown with Dual-Sided Markerboard Saddle and Magnetic Marker/Eraser Holder

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Caster

Caster

Dual-Sided Markerboard Saddle and Magnetic Marker/Eraser Holder

Dual-Sided Markerboard Saddle and Magnetic Marker/Eraser Holder

Leather Strap

Leather Strap