We were invited to design a product with Social Label, a design label that approaches design in a unique way. By linking designers to social workplaces and asking them to design a tailored piece fit for the workers at the workplace in question, an ultimate social design product sees the light. Both workers and designers learn from each other in an environment fit for people with a distance to the labour market. In our case we designed >KLUIS.
The collaboration with Social Label starts with investigating the possibilities: what is possible, what is allowed, and who can and is allowed to do it within the company? The workplace we ended up in turned out to be good at bending and processing metal, albeit on a conservative scale. This is how we approached the project; how can we grow together was the question? Start small. That’s why we started with a series of storage boxes, the first of which is now ready for production, and which we want to gradually grow into products not only for the desk, but also for the desk itself.For now, there is >KLUIS A6 and >KLUIS A4, small storage boxes consisting of 2 equal parts set aluminium, trimmed with wooden front and back walls. Size corresponding to paper sizes.