Dutch designer Jaimy Noya brings the fun of a 1980s pin impression toy to a contemporary cabinet called Memento. The glassy, elegant bureau is designed to store precious belongings, regardless of shape and size; just pin any object and watch the piece’s back metamorphosize into a porcupine.
Noya is a recent graduate in product design from the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (MAFAD) in the Netherlands. Although his designs have a playful edge, they are all very functional. “I am not really a conceptual designer,” he’s said. “I love to work with emotions as a starting point. Feelings and emotions are my inspiration and they often turn out to be my concept.”
His designs are also no-fuss: “My style is kind of minimalistic, I like to keep things tight and simple, but on the other hand I also love organic shapes and design. I’m still looking for my perfect balance just in between.”
Each cabinet is crafted from a baby blue metal frame and glass panes. The central feature of pins is suitable for keeping in sight all sorts of random and delicate items like bottles, jewelry, plant pots or books.
See more surprising furniture by Dutch designer Jaimy Noya here.
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