The Future Perfect's show Lift Hold Roll challenged designers to create an object using a clamp, pulley or caster — or any combination of these — resulting in a tightly curated and at first glance, a very functional looking range of furniture, lamps and objects.
Limited to these simple utilitarian tools, most designers took the opportunity to add a layer of playfulness through the use of simple mechanical actions, unexpected function, and bright colors. Our favorite detail was the decorative treatment to the metal on Carrie Solomon's "Portable Candelabra" (pictured last).
Pictured above: The Future Perfect in Brooklyn,"Ring & Max" by Karl Zahn, and the Lift Hold Roll exhibition space.
"Coat Rack" by Seth Quest & Megan Heacock White
"Gun_Tackle Pulley Mirror" by Barion Garzon
"Desk Lamp" by Evan Clabots, Nonlinear
"Euclid on a Roll" by Sarah Yerkes (Age 92)
"Pulley Cabinet" by Caroline McKeough
"Design Lamp" by Klaus Rosburg, Sonic Design
"Chandelier" by Chris Haynes
"Coffee Table" by Evan Clabots, Nonlinear
"Bookend" by Michael Liu
"Wine Clamp" by Joseph Eberle
"30/360" by Carl Allen
"Raise the Black Lantern" by Chen Chen
"Power Reel" by Craig Berman
"Clothing Rack" by Brendan Timmins & Mark Grattan
"Thorn Ceiling Lamp" by Alex Valich for BSB
"Portable Candelabra" by Carrie Solomon