Lian van Wanrooij is a product designer who is located in the Netherlands. Lian’s practice is based on functional products. She likes to create interaction between a product, its user and the surrounding in which the product is placed. Every product she designs should be an addition to the user’s life. Most products are inspired by mathematical aspects or are mathematically related in a certain way. She’s a graduate of the Academy of Fine arts and Design in Maastricht where she got her bachelor degree in Product Design.
I’m working on two new projects which will be announced soon. Below you can read the concepts of these projects. Photo’s will be shown soon.
Pronunciation: /ˈrɒm.bɔɪd/ [noun]
A parallelogram in which adjacent sides are unequal.
Rhomboid is a new product I’m working on right now. It’s a stool that is inspired on a Rhomboid shape. This is a parallelogram in which the adjacent sides are unequal and opposite sides are parallel to each other.
The idea was to make a seat which would be expandable endless. One stool would fit, thanks to its shape to another stool. This would give the possibility to create benches. Which would function differently in various kinds of places. For example in a public space where different activities take place. You could place several seats here and fit them together to short benches, long benches or just separate stools depending on the occasion. For example a living room could have three stools which function as a bench, but in another occasion function as three separate seats. The frame of this stool will be made out of a 10x10cm steel tube and the seat out of ash wood, both materials will be finished in white, grey or black. The veins of the ash will still be visible through it’s coating to keep up the characteristic feature of the wood. The stools consist of several parts which are to be assembled in a simple way. This way of assembling I designed as a system which I will use in next products as well. The assembly makes transport much easier and more compact. It won’t make the stool less stable.
Pronunciation: /ˈekō/ [noun]
A close parallel or repetition of an idea, feeling, style, or event.
Echo is the second new project I’m working on right now. It’s a table which is inspired on parallel lines and for this reason called ‘Echo’. This means a close parallel or repetition. It’s a coffee table which has two angles underneath which are flipped over against each other to gain stability and a graphic effect. The frame of this table will be made out of a 10x10cm steel tube and the seat out of ash wood, both materials will be finished in white, grey or black. The veins of the ash will still be visible through it’s coating to keep up the characteristic feature of the wood. I’ll start with a piece of 80x60x45 cm but i’m planning to expand this collection to custom sizes depending on the customers belongings. The interesting part in this for me is the fact that every different size in which the table would be made, gains a new calculation in which the angles will be placed so they’re parallel. Like ‘Rhomboid’ this table is to be assembled which makes transport more easy. The assembling system works the same as Rhomboid.