Potato Family by Floris Wubben
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Dutch designer Floris Wubben is known for his mixture of modern and natural designs and the latest is Potato Family, a collection of shelving units that resemble potatoes.

Little Potato – first image also

The design was inspired by childhood figures that kids made out of chestnuts and potatoes. (Remember making those by jabbing toothpicks into the potato for the arms and legs?) The playfulness of that activity comes through with things like how the polished stainless steel legs are positioned and the skewed shape of each shelving cavity.

Twin Potato

The Potato Family was constructed in collaboration with artist Bauke Fokkema.

Twin Potato – detail

I love how the texture of the Dutch Fir wood mimics that of a peeled potato.

Twin Potato – detail

Twin Potato – detail

Vather (Father) Potato

Vather (Father) Potato – detail

Mother Potato

Photos by Ken Bekaert.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director 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.