Finnish Design Shop Competition: Matruska

As we have explained before, this winter we took part in the Finnish Design Shop competition. By and large, the goal of the competition was to create new interior design items for Finnish homes. Additionally, FDS was looking for solutions that could be easily produced and shipped. Considering all the mentioned criteria, we submitted two entries, a modular shelve for bathrooms “Juna” and a stackable set of kitchen dishware “Matruska”. As you might guess, while selecting the name for the shelve required from us some thinking and negotiation, dishware set got its title already at the earliest stages of design. Clearly, the name fits perfectly;)

Detailed drawings for Matruska by Capture Design
Detailed drawings for Matruska by Capture Design

CONCEPT

Mainly, Matruska is a stackable set of 9 bowls. Unlike many products on the market with similar structure, Matruska is above all a beautiful item that you can proudly place into sight. It is a piece of art that surprises by its functionality!

MATERIALS

Matruska consists of a combination of cork and plastic. Meanwhile, the cork is 100% natural, plastic is a water-resistant material with a pleasant tactility. Therefore it is practical and easy to clean.

Inspiration and brainstorming materials for the design process: Corbe - The Fifty United Plates | Offect – Cloud | Oikimus Design – 5+5 | Dackelid-Form – Accordion Stool
Inspiration and brainstorming materials for the design process:
Corbe – The Fifty United Plates | Offect – Cloud | Oikimus Design – 5+5 | Dackelid-Form – Accordion Stool

DESIGN THINKING

Initially, during brainstorming we went through several versatile ideas, focusing on the ability to stack, collapsibility and assembling aspects. However, we wanted to avoid producing a cheap, dispensable solutions that would not fit in the existing collection of the Finnish Design Shop. As part of the design process we gathered idea maps and discovered hat has already been done in the field. Further on, we made a research on suitable materials, to pick the very best one for the object. Finally, we used our favorite tool, detailed 3D modeling. 3D modeling helped us to polish the final form and make an attractive presentation!

Yours sincerely, Ida Broms
on behalf of Capture Design