6 Product Designs by Danish Company Essey

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May 7, 2013
In the design world, products often only bear a slight resemblance to their function, if at all. Danish company Essey was founded around the concept of using symbolism to promote a given function or the inner nature of an object. From crumpled wastebaskets to horn-shaped coat hooks, there's no need to guess the intended use of these products.
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  With crumpled surfaces visually communicating the content inside, Wipy ll is perfect for any room––especially the bathroom. See more of our favorite bathroom products here.

    With crumpled surfaces visually communicating the content inside, Wipy ll is perfect for any room––especially the bathroom. See more of our favorite bathroom products here.

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  The Ferdinand coat hook is a functional double coat hook, of which the design is based on the story of Ferdinand the bull.

    The Ferdinand coat hook is a functional double coat hook, of which the design is based on the story of Ferdinand the bull.

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  Rather than a thorn in your side this cactus is an elegant container with a secret. Press the top and it silently rises to reveal not thorns but toothpicks instead. You can see more creative storage items in our Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks.

    Rather than a thorn in your side this cactus is an elegant container with a secret. Press the top and it silently rises to reveal not thorns but toothpicks instead. You can see more creative storage items in our Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks.

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  Small in size but big on function Pen Pen is a practical and fun addition to any workspace. Click here to see more of our favorite modern office supplies.

    Small in size but big on function Pen Pen is a practical and fun addition to any workspace. Click here to see more of our favorite modern office supplies.

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  Designed by Tarmo Likki in 1989, Fly Fly is made from sustaainbly harvested finnish birch and high quality leather. Another leather fly swatter from Ohio-based company Lehman's was featured as our product of the day.

    Designed by Tarmo Likki in 1989, Fly Fly is made from sustaainbly harvested finnish birch and high quality leather. Another leather fly swatter from Ohio-based company Lehman's was featured as our product of the day.

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  Like its counterparts Wipy and Pen Pen, Bin Bin's crumpled exterior is meant to indicate the waste basket's function. For more modern trash bins, take a look at this product review.

    Like its counterparts Wipy and Pen Pen, Bin Bin's crumpled exterior is meant to indicate the waste basket's function. For more modern trash bins, take a look at this product review.

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