Manufacturer: Normann Copenhagen
The innovation with this funnel is that it is flexibly designed. Its form adopts the functionality of an old reflex camera, which had a soft sunscreen folding out like an accordion when the sun got too strong. In cooperation with engineers, all parties developed a special soft material-flexible enough to fold it together, hard enough to keep its shape and durable enough to take the cold and even hot as well as the repetition of folding the funnel.The end product is a functional, space-saving, easy-to-clean and aesthetically designed funnel.
Boje Estermann was CEO of a French company before he made a career change. He enrolled in design school at the École Nationale Supérieure Création Industrielle in Paris and graduated in 1999. The following year he opened his own studio in Paris. Estermann’s work is a combination of functionality, inspired by his scandinavian roots, and emotion, reflecting his current life as a Parisian. “i would love to create a home where all functional
things only appear when needed. The rest should be calm and pleasure.” His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the
Musée d’Art Moderne in Saint Étienne Métropole.