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Beyond Object is a design-led brand focusing on desktop objects and home accessories.
They believe functional objects can be designed and crafted as art. You might find yourself a bit lost seeing their collection for the first time, wondering what are the objects made for. It won’t take long until you figure it out, and that magic moment of surprise reveals the true essence of their design.
In their first exhibition in Salone del Mobile 2013, they were awarded with the grand prize – Design Report Award with a experimential lighting project called Ripple.
They soon license the design to a renowed crystal brand call J.&L. Lobmeyr. And in 2014 they established their own design label “Beyond Object” with the belief that daily objects can be crafted as functional sculptures.
Align is the world’s first dislocated twist pen ever made. With its pen body dislocated in the middle, tempting you to “align” the shape and activate the pen’s function. It is an exquisite pen that breaks the norm of pen design, creating a elegant piece of micro sculpture with functionality.
Beautiful from every perspective, Avani is a geometrical candle chandelier made up of an angled wire structure. Manufactured using a wire bending technique, it comes in three finishes; gold, silver and copper. Avani chandelier can also be paired together to create a more complex interlinking structure. Elegant, intricate and attractive, Avani is a show piece ornament for any home.
Cantili is a tape dispenser with a pared-down, sculptural form abstracted from the everyday tape dispenser. Consisting of a pair of concave circles and a cantilever, its simple and light design is stable enough to be used with single hand.“It’s hard to find a minimal and elegant tape dispenser with a proper weight, that’s why we decided to design one ourself ” said the studio Poetic Lab. “The cantilever structure and mirror polished disks give the tape dispenser a visual lightness, yet the real weight maintains the stability a proper tape dispenser requires.“ Cantili comes with four different finishes – mirror polished silver, gold, copper and matte black.
Dueto dual pen combines a fine-liner refill with a retractable stylus. With a simple twist you can shift between analogue and digital instantly. A stunningly minimal, seamless design, manufactured using CNC machined premium aluminium, dueto is both beautiful to look at and practical for daily use.
Empty Memory is a unique collection of USB memory sticks. Each design contains a physical emptiness in its sculptural form, evoking the metaphor of a blank space that can be filled with your own memory. The collection are casted in high-quality 316 stainless steel, hand-polished and finished with various colours. The collection comes with two different designs – Structure and Transparency, which are the results of two different approaches regarding the same concept.
Funno is a pencil sharpener machined from a solid block of metal and hand polished with mirror finish in various colours. While the minimalistic design eliminates traces of this object as a tool, it has a mysterious appearance that invites the users to touch and interact with it. Funno dynamic sculpture on your desktop.
“The concept of Funno is all about rhythm and movement, the fluid mirror surface is almost tempting you to place a pencil inside and twist it“ said the studio, describing the pencil sharpener. “It’s weight also allows you to use this object as a paper weight.”
Funno comes with four different finishes – mirror polished gold, copper, silver and matte black.
Lino is a structured letter knife. The solid knife has been reduced into merely its outline – the only remaining essentiality that defines this object as a knife.
“It is like a sketching in the space, with a surprisingly comfort grip and sharp blade. We draw a simple outline of a knife, reducing the decorative parts and bring that shape into three-dimensional space, that was the starting point of Lino.” said the studio.
Handmade in stainless steel, the thin, black outline draws a three-dimensional shape in space, creating a void structure that also fulfils the purpose of a proper letter knife. Providing a solid grip, Lino is not only a functional object, but also an art piece that complements your workspace. Lino comes in matt silver finish and matt black finish with Teflon coating.
Orbis minimalist bowl collection is an engaging modern design with poetic meaning and sculptural presence. The circular band balanced at an angle to the base creates the appearance of the bowl embracing and holding the fruits inside. Orbis comes in three colours; black, silver and gold.
Penpo is not only an ordinary desk organiser, but also a micro architecture built on your desktop. Three tubes of different materials, height and sizes with magnetic joints form a playful combination while providing maximum flexibility. With Penpo, pens, pencils and other desk tools can be tidied with elegance and style.
“We are trying to define spaces within a space with tubes. It is a bit like playing with building blocks, you have the joy to construct your own small houses on your desktop” said the designer.
Penpo comes with two different finishes – mirror polished brass and copper.
Silo is a simplistic sculptural clock designed to create interesting aesthetic appeal through the use of angular hour and minute hands that play on mathematical tangential relations and triangular forms. Silo casts attractive shadows on the wall whilst becoming a continuously changing sculptural art-piece through time.