22 August, 2010

Nika Zupanc

Slovenian designer Nika Zupanc creates intriguing everyday use objects. What makes them so different and interesting?

Not only the actual toys, like the car Konstantin, but also the lamps and sofas seem to be made to play with. All the "toys" are meant to seduce and awake our true selves: our inner children. “Emotional ergonomics”, this is how the designer defines the personal interaction concept between the users and the object.

"I was asking myself if we buy something because it’s functional, or simply because we like it on some emotional level?"

Nika Zupanc clashes our everyday true life with the inner images of ourselves and, what could seem impossible - binds the two realities together. The designs refer to stereotypes of feminity and masculinity, the girlish and the boyish clichés. Especially the feminine icons are present: innocent and seductive, both from flirtatious boudoir and boring kitchen.

www.nikazupanc.com




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Lolita lamp, 2008




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Unfaithful feather duster, 2007



...................................................................................................................................................................... Maid chair, 2007



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Mrs. Dalloway, mini hot plate, 2009



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Konstantin B, toy car, 2009



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Scarlet table, 2009



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Boy’s Lamp, 2009



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Black cherry lamp, 2010



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5 o'clock chair, 2010



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Modesty sofa, 2010



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The doll house, 2009



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The wind pavillion, 2010



11 comments:

  1. Heisann!
    Nydelig presentasjon av spennende design.
    Så rart, jeg har planer om å få laga en vindeleke til drivhuset. Denne er jo riktig så elegant!
    Takk for kosleig kommentar på bloggen min ;:OD)
    Se http://viltogvakkert.blogspot.com/2010/08/vindeleke.html
    Ha ei flott uke....

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  2. piekne rzeczy:) zachwyt zachwyt

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  3. wzornictwo jest kobietą ;)

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  4. Vilt og vakkert: vindeleke er en nydelig idé! Lykke til!
    Det ser ut som du er en designer også :)

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  5. Mikołaj, Doro: design is a woman?
    Ha! It's about time to take over!

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  6. wow, great blog- thanks for stopping by mine :)
    xoxo

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  7. Lampa Lolita jest genialna, strasznie lubię wersje różową. No i samochodzik nakrecany, juz sie nakreciłam pozytywnie:):) Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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  8. these are great, thank you for sharing!

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  9. babielato, Lolita jest jak sama nazwa wskazuje... całkiem drapieżna - ja preferuję czarną.

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  10. The maid chair - yes please. So provocative, I love it!
    Leigha
    P.S. I am your newest follower.

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