Thoughtful Storage with Muuto Restore Series
The Muuto Restore collection consists of 3 storage baskets designed by Mika Tolvanen for Danish furniture & lighting company Muuto. Made from recycled PET fibers from plastic bottles the aptly named restore baskets have a distinctly tactile character. Designer Tolvanen notes that he was "intrigued by the idea of using the recycled PET fibers in the design as this enforces the soft, rounded shapes of the design while adding a friendly touch".
"The Restore Series are soft in their visual expression and underlying sentiments feeling yet possess a strong identity. Scandinavian design has always been concerned with honesty and I wanted to reflect this in the Restore Series, giving each object a singular personality through the use of colours, shapes and tactility.
With so much talk about the effects of the world's plastic waste these days, it's heartening to learn that manufacturers such as Muuto are taking a thoughtful approach to their design.
Muuto Restore Baskets
Created from the humble idea of storage objects that had a welcoming and distinct expression, the Restore Series by Mika Tolvanen bring new perspectives to storage baskets through an innovative material and contemporary colour palette.
Examining one of the Restore Baskets at the drawing desk in his studio, Mika Tolvanen says: "To me, storage baskets were often utilitarian and sturdy with an honest and functional shape. I wanted to translate these elements into the Restore Series, joined by a friendly and warm expression," and adds: "Softly rounded shapes were quite uncommon in storage, prompting me to explore this for the design as a way of easing up its expression."
"Baskets have always had a multi-functional presence in Scandinavian culture, aided by their various sizes and shapes. The Restore Series was about identifying vast amount of needs within the design and shaping a playful and contemporary shape around them," remarks Tolvanen.
As such, the Restore Series consists of three different sizes—Restore Basket, Restore Tray and Restore Round Basket—for any use, whether it be in the living room, workplace, bedroom or home office.