A double-function toolbox/bench from Trinidad and Tobago

Okay so sometimes it is just about cool. This clever toolbox/stool, just struck our design sensibility. If you are looking for sustainable interior design articles check out InteriorDesign.com.

By Emily Pilloton

A double-function toolbox/bench from Trinidad and Tobago

Designer Marlon Dabreau, the creative director of Trinidad-based design firm Abovegroup, believes everything can do more, serving multiple purposes instead of just one. Case in point: his Peera toolbox, which is beautifully designe with a double function, toting your tools, then transforming into a table or bench. While some transforming furniture seems to be merely a gimmick (here’s a desk that turns into a wine cabinet!), Dabreau’s Peera design is actually well-suited to the needs of local construction industries and tradespeople. The design is currently on display at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design’s Global Africa Project exhibit.

A double-function toolbox/bench from Trinidad and Tobago

As a sidenote, it is wonderful to see such forward-thinking design coming from parts of the world that the design world traditionally glazes over; Dabreau’s work is locally inspired, locally functional, and beautifully combines smart design aesthetics with local resources. Check out all of his work on his website.

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This entry was published on January 18, 2011 at 6:49 am. It’s filed under Interior Design, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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