AMJL Designs a Colorful Pair of Interactive Furniture Pieces

06.03.19 | By
AMJL Designs a Colorful Pair of Interactive Furniture Pieces

Designers Abdalla Mohamed and Jannes Lüdtke, of Kassel, Germany based design studio AMJL, have launched a colorful pair of furniture pieces that invite people to interact with them. The colorful side table and shelf float somewhere between “the presented and the presenting,” both functional pieces as they are but they evolve with interaction. They used bold colors – ultramarine and fluorescent orange – to spark visual interest in hopes the observer will find it enticing.

Luftikus reimagines the traditional shelving unit by eliminating solid shelving surfaces and opting for an outer grid made of wood. Despite a lack of shelves, it encourages users to think outside the box and discover new ways to use it by claiming it as their own.

This side table, named to/o, requires the user to add something weighted to the flat orange surface to counterbalance the table’s surface. If no weights keep the orange disk down, the tabletop becomes unstable and unusable. When it’s time to move it, take the weight off and the table rolls willingly to its next location.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.