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THE PROJECT WAS TO WORK ON THE OBJECT WITHOUT FORGETTING HE ORIGINAL FOOTBOARD. AT THE BEGINNING I CONSIDERED ERASING THE ORIGINAL ASSEMBLY CONNECTIONS.
Then I focused on the footboard’s function which appeals the bottom part of the body. I chose to create an object that appeals the top and the bottom part of the body. So I transformed the BEKVAM from IKEA to bring new functions for a personal use. I chose a reversed symmetry to obtain a simple and harmonious shape, and open the possibilities from its original function to various uses like a piece of furniture to help you put on your shoes, a trinket bowl, or a hanging rail.
I have created a light hole on the top tray to encourage people to drop some objects. In order bring a playful aspect I have also created openings for handles and to make hanging easier.