Mundane things don’t have to be boring, or well, mundane. The things we often take for granted can easily be used in other ways to create a completely new use or function. Artist and designer Nilly Mozer takes a look at staples in a project called 100K, which turns rows of staples into design elements.

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Starting with a laser cut, Plexiglas platform that looks to be a table or stool, Mozer strips away the staples’ function and instead uses them as a raw material. The staples create texture and a graphic quality to the piece, and the platform becomes interactive by letting you shift them, remove or add them to mix up the look.

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By taking the staples that were once hidden within the stapler and pairing them with another transparent material, the combination manufactures a three-dimensional form with really cool patterns.

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Photos by Oded Smadar.