petteri hakkinen has introduced ‘nook’, a simple single-material product that functions as a partition element. the design was created for isku, a finnish business that manufactures furniture and offers comprehensive interior solutions for various private and public facilities. originally conceived from a pedagogical point of view, the nook works as a versatile tool for modern learning environments.
the pedagogical and ecological sustainability of nook brings the circular economy to life
all images courtesy of petteri hakkinen
the nook by petteri hakkinen for isku, combines pedagogy with design and circular economy principles. easily set-up, the den can help children who need a peaceful spot to work on their studies and activities. the product can create spatial separations and divisions according to the students’ needs, without completely isolating them from each other.
nook offers a peaceful spot to focus
the nook den encourages team work, creativity, logical thinking, and problem solving skills. it also provides a novel approach to acoustic management in open spaces. it is an eco-friendly product made of recycled PET-plastic bottles and it is 100% recyclable itself. nook is the winner of the best sustainable and ecological product in the GESS education 2020 awards in dubai.
nook den is easy to set-up in any space by combining these lightweight elements with small plastic connectors
nook is a versatile tool for modern learning environments
rendering of nook
one simple element – single-material – multiple use
an early sketch of nook
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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom