The series "45" has been developed for the young Berlin based startup Kimidori, which uses exclusively used pallet wood for their products. We designed a series of furniture, precisely a stool, a cabinet, a sideboard and seating.
Our approach was to create modern, attractive pieces which do not make use of the pallet as an object but rather work with the used wood of the disassembled pallet. Through the rough usage of the pallets, these boards show signs of use which intruded deeply into the wood and are still visible even after grinding them, distinguishing them clearly from fresh timber.
We decided to emphasize and present these signs of use by arranging the wooden boards in geometric patterns in 45 and 90 degrees to each other. The inspiration for these patterns originated in the observation of how wooden houses, doors and panelling were decorated in northern and eastern Europe for centuries. Such pieces are mostly used outdoors where they are exposed to the elements and get vivid by time.