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Phantom — Small

By Jin Kuramoto

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In French the term ‘vide-poche’ is used for a small container – in your entry hall or at bedside – where to put your keys, small change etcetera. What would be lightest way to provide this; to make your small valuables lightly float in suspension before returning to your pocket next day?

Originally, the technique of heat pressing polyester mesh was used for producing oil filters of car engines or to supply the food industry with a product for sifting wheat flour.

Jun Kuramoto was intrigued by the beauty of the process and saw some design possibilities in this up-until-now solely industrial product.

Together with the Japanese manufacturer he researched and developed a bowl that would use the least amount of material, yet be rigid enough to hold the weight. The result is a vide-poche, which appears almost non-material; like a phantom.

The small Phantom is perfect for change, keys or candy. The large size is ideal for glasses, wallets, pens and even fruit. 

Material Polyester Mesh
Jin Kuramoto, Japan (2016)
Origin Made in Japan
15cm / 6"
Height 3cm / 1.2"

Smaller Objects

Stockholm, Sweden

Smaller Objects was established by internationally acclaimed architects Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune in 2015.

The product range consists of useful design objects for the home, in materials such as wool, ceramics, wood and steel.

“As with everything we are involved in, we believe in the longterm perspective. Hopefully we will be able to inspire people to choose well-designed everyday objects that will be cherished until they’re passed on or inherited”, the trio says.

The range of objects will evolve over time.

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