Everybody loves to travel. Relatively cheap airfare has made it possible for almost anyone to jump on a plane and within a few hours be in a whole new place full of exciting sights, sounds and also shopping. The trouble however is what to do with all those tchotchkes when you get back home. Danish designer Maria Brunn has come up with a solution.
Brunn visited 30 private homes to find out what really constitutes a home. The common thread between all the people was how much they treasure the objects and the memories attached that they collected from their travels. This research helped her develop the Invader Storage System. Invader is a set of three modular cabinets set on wheels that can nest neatly within one another. The cabinets come in three different sizes and perform three functions of storage, drawers hide small object away, cabinets hide larger objects and then surface display objects and all us to create a story of ourselves and our travels. The modules are all finished in a light-wood that seem to stand quite precariously on thin wooden legs. These legs have actually bee reinforced with metal, keeping the lines clean and the design elegant. The system takes its name from the game, “Space Invaders” and it’s easy to see the connection with the geometric design and the oversized pyramidal feet.
While the narrative of these invader cabinets coming into out homes to clean up the spaces is appropriate, the success of Invader Storage System is how adaptable it is to a variety of needs. And looking good is just the cherry on top.