Unidentified Flying Object in the Ukrainian design. LEVA.
An exclusive project is designed specifically for PARIS DESIGN WEEK 2016 which served as the basis of friendship and interest of companies Llil and NU4MAT work together.
The successful collaboration of the ideological personalities: Dmitry Alilueva, Anna Abduraimovoy with Ignacio De Juan-Creix Umbert presented a table LEVA with levitating dishes for the world.
One of key concepts of cooperation llil&NU4MAT is “Tech.Artizants”. The essence of a concept is that technologies are designed to help and work for the benefit of society. For the architect, the designer, the handicraftsman and the creator in general, the main object of studying the human and his interrelations. The design stopped being just arts and crafts long ago and is the tool for search and definition of consumers needs with the solution of its problems. Its time, when the designer not just creates beautiful and convenient objects, he has an opportunity by means of technologies, studying of society, to create objects for improvement the quality of human life.
By the tagline of the project «FOOD IS KNOWLEDGE AND WE ARE HUNGRY» designers wanted to convey the idea, that we are the fact that we eat, also knowledge for us is not enough!
The design which represents only a form is less important, than design with the sense. Essence is more important than appearance.
The project LEVA – it’s not so in the literal sense, and not the product of mass production. This is a sculpture, the materialization of thought about how now looks a connection between technology and humanity. The object, which must resemble in appearance docile tame the beast that is intended to bring prey to man. The shape of the table is inspired by forms of exoskeletons and robots. The material is a raw stone with rough edges, the choice of which impresses with its symbolism. Designer Ignacio De Juan-Creix Umbert discovered it 10 years ago in a place called “The end of the world”. In the region where lived Salvador Dali with his renowned elephants. This place is located on the border of Spain and France.
And when the form and materials was found it has presented on PARIS DESIGN WEEK 2016. Reaction of public to this object was the highest extent for designers. Visitors stopped, admired, asked questions and came back for studying of an exposition again. This project has received the review as an amazing product, which will be suitable for high molecular kitchen. When asked about sales designers commented that the table will be executed of the order. All the details of the object you can customize, legs and tabletop suggest the choice of color and texture. Also designers can be developed devices for different cuisine.
Llil Design Studio is already known for its project “CONCEPT PROJECT 12х12х12” in which was combined fashion and product design, thanks to the cooperation of fashion designers and presenting the 12 director’s chair. Successful presentation of the table LEVA with levitating dishes on PARIS DESIGN WEEK 2016 introduced to the world of young and talented Ukrainian Llil Design Studio and received positive feedback that became the best incentive for continued development and create new projects.