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Martina Armbrecht (Universität der Künste Berlin – UdK) | Fold

This object may only indirectly related to the idea ofnakedness. Yet the link is obvious. Its design also answers an urgent needinthat it tries to rethink the typology of the drying rack, a household helper that, despite of its ubiquitousness and the obvious flaws ofmost of its predecessors throughout history, has constantly beenignored by the design scene, for reasons it would be most interesting to know. While still being plain, modest, andunornamented, Fold doesnot only try to improve on the object’s appearance by being more streamlined and sculptural, but also onits functioning, with a joint that allows toopen the rack inone single synchronized movement, after which itis immediately kept in a locked position.