THE OTHER WAY ROUND // 11th August 2011



Good designers and good artists always seem to have their very own vision of the world they live in. As if they could write poetry and design dream out from anything.

Finnish designer Martina Carpelan is one of these free thinkers and creatives. The products she conceives are talking directly to the memories and the emotions of one another. Like For Men with Hammers, the silver cutlery she customized for men with large hands used to physical labour. Or like in Sunday, a combined wall light or candle holder with small shelf on which one can put a cup of tea or a glass of Scotch during the long and cold sunday afternoons…

Last but not the least, another of her invention, Rise and Sigh, a revealing bed linen collection that plays with incidents often taking place in hotels. Different sleeping positions give different imprints on the sleepers’ body as the messages have been embroidered as a raised reverse image so they appear properly by embossing the user skin.



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