Sugar Rush (2016-17)

Atelier 010

Why does our consumer-driven society make so much stuff that seems designed to fail? The functionable but fragile Sugar Rush coffee tables are made of sugar, itself a highly addictive substance. On contact with any liquid they self-destruct. New tables may be re-created from the crumbled crystals. Their cycle echoes that of addiction and recovery whereby neither living with addiction nor being in recovery are necessarily permanent states.

Developed in collaboration with the Technical University of Delft

About the contributor(s) 

Atelier 010 is a design studio, run by architect/designer Paul Schrijen. They are currently working on a collection of experimental furniture.