A Case made of Oak, a calf leather inlay, brass hinges and magnets â€“ these are the components of the â€žwooden caseâ€œ, a wooden laptop case designed by Rainer Spehl.
The idea for the Wooden Case arises â€“ as all good inventions â€“ from a personal need. At the end of a world trip Spehl buys a new Apple Laptop. At the time he helps friends who are building a house and makes a box out of wood that he finds on the building site to transport the new laptop in his backpack. The idea including the prototype for the â€žWooden Caseâ€œ is born. Back in Berlin he refines his Design to unite function and style.
Spehl uses solid oak and oak veneered plywood in combination with dark tanÂ calf leather, which protects the laptop inside the wooden box. The wood is hand oiled, special hard oil protects it against dirt and moisture. Two magnets are serving as closing device, an elegant and practical solution. The â€žWooden Caseâ€œ is hand made in Berlin.
“Wooden Case” protects the MacBook Pro.Â The iWood of Laptop Cases comes in three sizes: 13, 15 and 17 inch.
Rainer Spehl is born in 1971 in Neuss; since 2004 he lives in Berlin. In 1999 he graduates from the Royal College of Art in London with an MA in Furniture and Product Design. The year after his â€žqoffee_stoolâ€œ creates worldwide attention, wins Design Prices and is shown in numerous exhibitions in London (Crafts Council), New York ((International Contemporary Furniture Fair), Canada, Japan, China and in Australia (“Great Expectations” Design Council Travelling Exhibition).
Rainer Spehl design concepts for shops (eg Konk and Akeef in Berlin) and produces custom made Furniture and Interiors for private clients. Spehl sees himself as interdisciplinary artist who navigates between Craft, Design and Art. His work arises from a fascination for the material, it is characterized by formal precision as well as the choice and combination of material. He combines craftsmanship with the experiment of the unusual.
25 Feb 2011 at 10:17 am