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.
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.
These designs express the essential properties of carbon fibre: clever, minimal, organic and bright. They have helped Hypetex to promote they material and have been exhibited at Milan Design Festival 2014 and DesignJunction during the London Design Festival 2014.
coloured carbon fiber
Ø from 450mm to 250mm