An origami inspired trolley with embedded versatility, Rotate introduces unique elemental qualities while serving multifunctionally.
Rotate’s unassuming appearance belies its highly functional design. Designed to suit a wide variety of purposes – from an office trolley, to a bedside table or bathroom storage unit – this asymmetrical piece can be inserted into any space. To ensure maximum adaptability, it sits on discreet wheels to facilitate quick and simple manoeuvrability from one location to the next.
Made from a single sheet of powder-coated steel, Rotate is cut into two pieces and then bent into shape and welded together. As a result, it does not have a front or backside, but can be accessed from all angles. The unusual design was inspired by origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, which sees a singular sheet transformed into intricate shapes.
“There is something so playful and intriguing about the whole idea of folding a sheet into three-dimensional objects,” explain Space Copenhagen founders Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou. “It points towards a system, a tool to create something, which can be both very complex, but also simple and accessible. The same goes for Rotate – with a simple fold of a metal sheet, it
becomes a shape that fulfils a functional purpose.”
When it came to colour, the design duo wanted to offer a spectrum of choice so that Rotate could either stand out or blend into its surroundings. The resulting hues are a mix of warm, earthy tones – Terracotta, Hunter, Ivory and Merlot.