Vienna-based designer Nicolas Gold trained with Zaha Hadid, before building ‘Sheyn’ with his partner Markus Schaffer. Sheyn focuses on creating “Tiny Furniture” – which is basically homeware designed by architects. The homeware has been infused with an architect’s tendency to fuss and mull over “the tiniest details of furniture and fixtures”.
Tiny Furniture is a collection of beautifully detailed and intricately patterned homeware that is created using 3D printing technology. The stunning products are designed using an architect’s eye for detail, and a tendency to hyperfocus on even the tiniest detail. The entire collection consists of vases, bowls, planters, and lighting. All the products are created using a light and sturdy recyclable bioplastic made from corn.
“This obsession with designing for the smallest spaces has now collided with the democratization of modern technologies like open-source 3D modeling and 3D printing to produce a new kind of architecture that can fit in the palm of your hand or the corner of your table,” said Sheyn.
With Tiny Architecture, the brand is attempting to create a type of architecture that you can quite literally hold and feel, or place in any part of your home. It’s building an intriguing world where product design, architecture, and 3D printing collide to create a range of homeware designs that are nuanced, and yet loud.
The Tiny Architecture collection comes in a variety of fourteen different colors, with each variant made using a partly recycled material, that adds an element of uniqueness and individuality to them. There are several intricate and detailed patterns in this collection – ranging from an asymmetrical Bloz to a fabric-like Fald, which is marked by delicate folds of varying depths.