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«Stora» by Matthieu Girel

«Stora» by Matthieu Girel © Calypso Mahieu

Matthieu Girel at Designer's Saturday

Designer’s Saturday

Hector Egger Holzbau
Steinackerweg 18
4900 Langenthal

Friday 2 November
For Professionals only

Saturday 3 November
Open to the public
Event: Prototypitch
The designers have 5 minutes to present their prototypes to the audience. The presentations will be each time followed by a round of questions and advice given by invited experts.

Sunday 4 November
Open to the public

Link to the event

Meet our designers – contact us now to book a meeting

Office, library, store or living room: «Stora» is a modular shelving system allowing many combinations and applications for professional and domestic use.

Thanks to its dismountable tubular structure and reversible folded steel panels, the user can easily adapt the storage combination according to his needs. «Stora» can be entirely disassembled, flat-pack delivered, and assembled with only one hex key tool.

Matthieu Girel is an independent product designer since 2013. Based in Renens, he is the founding member of Hyperespace and is an assistant SHS for industrial design courses at EPFL/ECAL Lab. His work has been exhibited at Rossana Orlandi (Milano), Design Preis Schweiz, Design Days Lausanne and Geneva and Swiss Design Award.

«Stora» has been proudly supported by Ikea Foundation Switzerland.







Matthieu Girel

Matthieu Girel's website



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