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.
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.
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.
Photos by Oded Smadar.