It’s amazing how some situations make us respond in totally unexpected ways. What better way to start this blog with the situation that led me here.
Back in 2010, right in the middle of the economic downturn, when things started to become shaky and when offices felt like haunted mansions, I found a peculiar object in the most obscure place.
I volunteered to help out with our design studio relocation move. The van driver was getting ready to pull off and everything was ready to go when I spotted this old little silver medallion behind one of the office tables, next to an empty cardboard box. It was quite heavy for its size. It had some initials and figures engraved onto it, and felt like a highly personal object with an important story attached to it. I desperately wanted to know whose it was and what story they had to tell about this medallion. Alas no one claimed it.
I was in possession of an object with a story I would never know. I had lost a connection, but I’d found a new story.
A few weeks later I stumbled upon it again, in my bedroom, it was on top of the wardrobe, inside a clear plastic storage box full of junk.
It made me smile. I felt as if it was mine. As if it had been in my possession for a very long time. I felt connected to it. I remembered where I had found it, and wished I knew who left it behind. Then something came to my mind.
Where do people keep such interesting items? Why do they decide to keep them secret? And where would I store such item myself?
These questions started me on the most thrilling design challenge.
I decided to create something that would not only store small objects of value, but would showcase them and would be enjoyable to use. I realised that the reason those stories never get shared is because they don’t have a place where others can see and ask about them. If they are hidden in the bottom a cardboard box, they never get the attention and curiosity they deserve. The Solo Storage Cube was my solution to this situation.
I had lost a story but I wanted to find a way to reveal others.
This blog is collection of stories, inspirations and themes for healthy curiosity.