Designed for the millennial generation, Cilla encapsulates multi-use, through surface and storage. I wanted to change the way we look at common storage—the way it opens and the way it hides things. Cilla is the design outcome of this iterative research, an interpretation of visual and physical storage space for the millennial consumer. It's both masculine and feminine, functional and personal. And a thoughtful answer to multi-functional furniture and storage.
Cilla was created as a final industrial design project at Victoria University of Wellington, School of Design. Focusing on utilizing digital fabrication tools and problem solving spatial issues for a millennial generation who, a lot of the time lives in small homes or apartments compared to that of their predecessors. Cilla is comprised of bent steel rod legs, a CNC routed bowl (pine) and 3D printed lid, all coinciding, editable and routed to match a millennial's own personal preference.
The rotation of the table lid exposes 3 compartments to be used in any chosen way, whether that be storage of personal items, keepsakes or jewelry, whilst the edged lid prevents small loose items from rolling over the edges.
CNC routed insets on the underside of the bowl accommodate the table legs, slotting perfectly to converge without any adhesions or pins. This allows the bowl to be moved around a bedroom or home seamlessly during daily use. The table span is large enough to sit a 15inch laptop or notebook comfortably and can be used for propping/extra height when sitting the bowl on a desk on a lap to promote better posture in daily activities.
When the bowl is not placed on it's intended legs, its frame doubles as a airing/drying rack to keep clothes and fabrics as fresh as possible. When it's not in use or moving is necessary, Cilla's legs can also be folded down to be stored away or flat packed.