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LockBlock

Ideal for parents with young children, LockBlock provides the perfect solution for safely storing kitchen knives. The innovative design locks knives inside the block and requires an adult-sized hand to operate it. As each knife is placed inside a knife slot, its blade is held securely by the unique Cam-lock mechanism. Pulling on the knife only increases the force of the grip, so knives cannot be forced out of the block. LockBlock is available as a stand-alone product with universal knife slots for consumer’s existing knives, or with its own set of six high-quality knives.

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Oli

OLI, a visually minimalist object, was conceived based on its function, the idea of hiding the pits arising from a specific need. It followed observations of various situations, the ugliness of the pits and the need to enhance the beauty of the olive. As a dual-purpose packaging, Oli was created so that once opened it would emphasize the surprise factor. The designer was inspired by the shape of the olive and its simplicity. The choice of porcelain has to do with the value of the material itself and its usability.

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Spiral

Spiral Stool is a DIY stool made entirely of CNC-manufactured cardboard that can support approximately 100 kg in weight. Assembly can be finished within 15 minutes without the use of hardware or glue. The high-quality recyclable cardboard creates a beautiful, compact surface for consumers to sit on or, when multiple stools are used as modular units, configure as a low table. When not in use, Spiral Stool can be unfolded, stored, and reused at a later time.

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Hideaway

The Hideaway Chair provides children with a comforting sense of enclosure; a place to rest that is private, relaxing and quite. The chair is the result of a brief issued to Think & Shift by design led child care company New Shoots. New Shoots, tasked think & Shift with designing a product that serves as a space for children to get away from the noise and busyness of their surrounding environment, in New Shoots child care centres around New Zealand.

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Banco

In the era of digital, in which everything is intangible, Banco aims to transform the ritual of cooking creating experiences that allows the user to regain maximum senses. Banco redefines the kitchen table, improving its performance, transforming it into a tool. A furniture system integrated with worktops designed for different purposes that each user can adapt to their needs.

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Spyker

Spyker is a practical and beautiful trivet inspired by propeller designs of vintage airplanes. The Spyker trivet combines classic lines with contemporary materials. The stainless steel ring adds a subtle touch of class to the discreet design and comfortably fits into both modern and traditional homes. The functional design features a fingertip duct which allows the user to quickly open the trivet even while wearing oven gloves. When not in use this trivet loves resting in any kitchen drawer, standing up in a jar or hang suspended from a kitchen hook.

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