Felt Tip: An apparently simple idea, executed with an attention to detail, wins the first ar+d award for industrial design.
Ichneumon (is it named after a mongoose, or a rather nasty insect?) is intended to fill the need for intermediate storage. I could do with one here, as I type at a kitchen table covered with papers, books, fruit, flowers, pencils, slides, salt and bottles of wine. Ichneumon is 200mm thick, 1.970m high and 2.48m wide. It has 54 vertical pockets, that can accommodate anything from pencils to bananas and bottles. It can be made in felt, wool or leather (the latter must look very impressive). It can be obtained by getting in touch with the architects, whose e-mail address can be found on our web-site.
The jury was delighted to recognize the first piece of industrial design in the history of ar+d. We were much impressed by its ingenuity, fundamental economy and thoughtfulness.
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|Publication:||The Architectural Review|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2001|
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