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By Lindsay J. Westley / Published by Dwell
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Line Depping finds inspiration in corralling disorder. “We seek to have control and order, but we live in a chaotic world,” the Copenhagen-based designer says. Last year she created a storage system called Tool Boxes, which she exhibited during Milan Design Week. Six ash-wood trays in gradient colors ranging from natural wood to canary yellow stack neatly on top of one another or can be pulled out to showcase the contents of a drawer, giving “space to chaos in an indirect way.”
The sunny Tool Box by Line Depping melds beauty and utility.

The sunny Tool Box by Line Depping melds beauty and utility.

The seeds for such explorations were planted earlier. Surrounded by creative disarray in 2007, her final year at the Danish Design School, Depping explored chaos control for her thesis project, the Borrod table, which took first prize at the Premio Vico Magistretti international design competition. The concept is simple: The table pulls apart in the center, revealing a Kvadrat-fabric insert below. With a sweep of an arm, you can deposit extraneous junk into the panel, instantly creating a tidy work surface above. While this “out of sight, out of mind” tactic doesn’t solve larger issues of clutter management, the cheery yellow fabric and clean ash-wood design leave us asking, “Who cares?”

Lindsay J. Westley

@lindsayjwestley

From her home in Burlington, Vermont, Lindsay Westley writes arts, design, and travel articles for Art New England, Seven Days, and Kids Vermont.

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