Jüri Kermik

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Dr Jüri Kermik from the Design and Craft Programme, Faculty of Arts, was invited guest exhibitor at the EcoDesign 2011 exhibition in Finland (14-18 September). EcoDesign is a prestigious annual event launched in 2009 and held as part of the Helsinki Design Week. The theme of the 3rd International EcoDesign was MultiFunction. The exhibition presented ecological and multifunctional furniture from 100 internationally recognized designers from 11 countries including Shigeru Ban, Karim Rashid, Eero Aarnio and Björn Dahlström. Kermik’s design STANDPOINT minimises the amount of material and parts but extends the degree of multifunctionality through detailing, modularity and options for assembly. STANDPOINT utilises only four inter-connectable components for a maximum adjustability. Rather than attempting to define a fixed proposition, Kermik invites the user to create an object to be acted upon. Component parts: four wooden interconnectable and adjustable arms/legs, tray(s) and a box. Compatibles: lampshades, coat hangers, hooks, umbrellas, tools, instruments, clothes, books, maps, flowers, candles etc. Combinations: tripod, easel, stick-leg stand, pedestal, lampstand, crutch, sewing stand, display cabinet, telescope mount, workstand, trestle, plant stand, display stand, deadman, drinks cabinet, cake stand, leg, standard lamp, prop, sawhorse, coat hanger, clothes rack, buttress, music stand, bracket, stick measure, straight edge, mirror stand, notice board, tool box, tool rack, book case, adjustable square, compass, stilt, sign support, gun mount, bookstand, tray stand, magazine rack, key cabinet, valet stand, umbrella stand, candlestand, trivet, navigator’s level …
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2011


  • function
  • multifunction
  • ecodesign
  • sustainable design
  • helsinki


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