23 July 2014
Nipa Doshi & Jonathan Levien say they got the inspiration for the containers in the Shanty series (BD Barcelona Design) from the improvised structures (i.e. shacks) of shanty towns. Without offense to those who live in such straitened circumstances, making pieces of furniture out of corrugated iron and aluminum has several positive aspects. For instance: they last a long time and can be recycled at the end of their lives. In particular, these containers can be assembled in different ways with different types of openings and doors, allowing a wide range of things to be stored in them. The doors can have a variety of colors, creating an effect similar to a piece of random patchwork.