Is it a potato? No, a spaceship! It’s a chestnut. No way: it’s the eyes of a stuffed animal. In the hands of a child everything becomes a magical object. As Bruno Munari once said when speaking on the subject of games and creativity in children: "Don’t tell them what to do, but how to do it".
Evidently Dutch designer Floris Wubben is still connected to his inner child and channeled its spirit to create his latest line of shelving units "The Potato Family", inspired by the undisciplined creativity that permeates childhood.
A spontaneous and irregular impulse that is reflected in different details of his pieces, such as the position of the cupboards’ legs or the dynamic shape of the cavities.
The pieces in "The Potato Family" reference the form of the famous tuber and to make them Floris Wubben used Dutch fir tree wood – with knots well in view – and polished stainless steel for the legs. An art-design project made in collaboration with Bauke Fokkema.
Photos © Ken Bekaert, via floriswubben.nl