All photos courtesy of Kristine Bjaadal
Today im writing about an everyday object thats just a little out of the ordinary. I dont know about you but I like things that are unique, conversation starters, things people see and then stop to look at just a little bit longer.
The Underfull tablecloth by Kristine Bjaadal from Norway is definately one of those objects. A beautiful tablecloth that at first appears to be just a standard white floral damask transforms to reveal a beautiful pattern with every slip of the hand.
The idea is that some stains such as red wine or grape juice are hard to clean and can often leave traces of colour on the fabric even after several washes. With the Underfull tablecloth instead of throwing it away you can continue to use it as the traces of colour will have formed a pale pattern that will continue to grow over time.
This tablecloth has gained significant recognition since Kristine first introduced the prototype to the design world and has been awarded several awards including the prestigious Blueprint Award at 100% Design London for Best Use of Material.
Check out the video to see it in action:
Underfull - the tablecloth that turns spilling into poetry from Kristine Bjaadal on Vimeo.
How cool is this? Imagine having this on the table during the holidays. What does everyone think? I know I can remember quite a few Thanksgivings when this tablecloth would have been great to have on the table. Can you?
Visit some of Kristines upcoming shows:
- 100% Norway at the Norwegian Centre for Design & Architecture Jan 20th - Mar 6th 2011
- Norway Now at the Clairon Sign Hotel in Stockholm Feb 7th - 13th 2011
- Designboom Mart at the Stockholm Furniture Fair Feb 8th -12th 2011