KIKO by Ducka design

«it’s a product that you interact and create a personal relationship with, due to be properly completed when the user places in the empty spaces their belongings»

 

Proposta_kikoThis product emerges from very personal reasons. I have a little brother, Francisco (diminutive – KIKO) that always had toys lying around the house. Due to lack of space at home, we had to buy one of those ugly plastic chests to our living room. Whenever he arranged them, he always ended up leaving 3 or 4 toys on top of the chest. Claiming those were his favorite toys, and did not want to mix them with others, at the risk of ruining or breaking them.
As a designer, it came to me the idea of creating this chest: a furniture that integrates into the room space, or child’s room with a touch of modernity, with clean and straight lines. Due to professional reasons, my path ended up in Algarve, where I worked for Projecto TASA, a company that develops contemporary products linked to traditional techniques. I’ve met fantastic people, with some elderliness, but a strong desire to work and adapt to the changing times. I created a personal connection with these Algarvian craftsmen, who made me stay there for a period a time. There, I developed products like this chest and decided to risk and create my own brand: Ducka.

kiko-by-duckaKiko has this particularity to adapt to any space because of its simplicity and the exterior is rearranged by the user himself. a child will put his favorite toys outside the chest. The adult, his favorite belongings. Making the user an active participant in the development of the product, as it constantly changes. That makes this product more than an object, it’s a product that you interact and create a personal relationship with, due to being properly completed when the user places in the empty spaces their belongings. This chest follows a contemporary line that has been trending more and more: to invest on simplicity, geometric forms and choice of material. Wood, in this case the pinewood, leads us to a connection with nature. The world is closer to the environment and its ecological footprint, giving more attention to these materials and to flee from plastic and derivatives. As well as it has come to notice a new appreciation for handmade products and the recovery of tradition.

Interview with Ducka. Images © Mafalda Mata / Marta Machado

Trends: Wonderland, Experiences&Stories, DIY (Do It Yourself), EcoSustainability.

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