CARBONITE

Groundbreaking items from the automotive world to an everyday use

I was approached by Hypetex, Formula1 official licensee, to design a series of items to promote their new colourful carbon fibre. It is an amazing material which allows to design soft, light and resistant objects. I seized this opportunity to bring this innovative material in the design world.

Photos courtesy of Hypetex

Design

I designed centrepieces, trays and picture frames inspired by natural shapes to enhance how this bright material reflects the light in a captivating way. To have clean edges, it was necessary to hide or cover them with black carbon fibre. It led me to 3 different edging possibilities which drove the shapes.

Development

These designs express the essential properties of carbon fibre: clever, minimal, organic and bright.

Shell

Hull

Pebble

Result

These products have helped Hypetex to promote they material and have been exhibited at Milan Design Festival 2014 and DesignJunction during the London Design Festival 2014.

From the automotive world to an everyday use,
these items lead the way to a new world of possibilities.

Trays for F1

Client

Hypetex

Date

September 2013

Material

coloured carbon fiber

Dimensions

Ø from 450mm to 250mm