Everyday Steel Items Reinterpreted with Wood

Stephan Siepermann, a designer based in the Netherlands, recently debuted two new works at Dutch Design Week 2014 in Eindhoven.

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mr. knox not only has a fun, quirky name, it’s also a lighthearted version of a normally very heavy steel safe box. Made out of wood, the gears are CNC cut to ensure that it works exactly the same as a steel safe box.

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locky is Siepermann’s interpretation of the classic archetype sports locker. Much like its steel inspiration, locky is a solid, oakwood version of a locker that’s created by sawing and gluing the wood at a 45 degree angle, as if it were bent. All the small details are translated into the wood, including the ventilation slots and the lock.

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