My fascination with clean lines and simplicity led me to discover Torsten Neeland. Torsten has designed ‘Cocoon’, a timeless thermos that also has a very utilitarian aspect.
Cocoon was conceived for a Chinese manufacturer; a project that has been very productive, pioneering and challenging. For China, the perception is of cheap goods, quality problems and a blatant disregard for intellectual property. The project reflects on the changing culture in China towards Industrial Design and manufacturing.
The design process went through 25 stages until the thermos was ready for production after a development that took two years. It is the smallest detail that counts and simplicity is very often a result of a complex process.
Cocoon is available at Mar Mar Co, 16 Cheshire Street E2. Mar Mar Co has designed the Air Box packaging that, not only protects but also compliments the product.