This coatrack by Pudelskern is out of this world. Wocka wocka.
From the designers:
As designers we sometimes work on products suitable for massproduction. If so, the constant reproduction of an object is a declared goal. At the same time consumers want their objects to be unique and individual. We want consumers to be able to create individuality themselves. A possibility is to allow manifold individual arrangements of copies of a repeatable pattern. We can find such patterns in nature. Using ever more advanced techniques science can venture deeper into recognizing the fundamental building blocks of nature. The thrill to find the smallest units of all matter drives a whole army of scientists. The magic of this quest lies in the repetition of many identical copies that brings forth completely different forms.
Milky Star is a ceramic wardrobe formed in the likeness of a natural model. The seeds of the flower Ornithogalum dubium seen through a high-resolution microscope reveal surfaces reminding of fantastic landscapes. Star-like pads, some with and some without hooks, interlock like fingers of two hands. Milky Star is a single unit working as a wardrobe for a wall as well as a repeatable object that can be assembled to a larger area. The outline of each unit allows different positions for the following piece and therefore provides a multitude of possible arrangements – like a puzzle without rules.
Photos by Markus Bstieler.