Mayla is one of three products from the » functional pattern series « in which I questioned the relationship of patterns and products. While most patterns are used to decorate an object at the very last step of creation, I inversed the relation : I created patterns and analyzed their possible functions. After this exploration, I started to design an object around the function.
For Mayla I created a pattern that, once lasered into wood, changes the material from solid into flexible and creates a game of visibility. The pattern is than adapted to the use of sliding screens. The flexibility allows the user to move them in curved rails, so that they create spaces for arranging while showing or hiding objects inside the furniture.
Self Initiated Project - Supervised by Laurent Massaloux
ENSCI - Les Ateliers