Daphna Isaacs Burggraaf and Laurens Manders make up Studio DaphnaLaurens, a design studio based in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Created from a unique process driven by research and experimentation, their work is known for its memorable forms, multifunctionality, and expressiveness.
Automatic designing is a design approach based on intuition and play that leads to surprising and new combinations of shapes.
“Tafelstukken” translates to ‘Centerpieces’. DaphnaLaurens speak about how they approached the project and its multifunctionality. The design duo’s first project was eventually produced by the Italian furniture maker, Cappellini.
DaphnaLaurens' Cirkel Collection was approached as a visual composition, which allowed them the freedom to push the limits of its shape and function.
What is beauty's function in design? DaphnaLaurens share their thoughts on the usefulness of beauty and why it's important.