Mangos, a pop and graphic foam basket

Published on March 15, 2017

Mangos is a pop and graphic fruit basket imagined and produced by the designer François Dumas.

François Dumas is a French designer based in Amsterdam. After studying in France and working for a year at the Bouroullec brothers’ studio in Paris, he graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2009. His work has been shown in various exhibitions since he won the prestigious Villa Noailles’s Design Parade grand prize in 2010 with his project Sealed chair. Following this award, he was also invited to collaborate with clients such as Camper and Sèvres Cité de la Céramique. In 2012, he co-created Krux Amsterdam, a large multidisciplinary workspace where he curates a group of creative residents and initiates design workshops with cultural institutions and industrial partners.

The colorful studio of François Dumas with multitude of astonishing creations, graphic models, colored falls or unidentified objects, and this intriguing matter, which is displayed everywhere and in all forms …

“From Polyurethane foam “, says François,” it is a very dense foam, usually used for the outer soles of shoes “he adds. It is from this material that the designer has created many creations such as shelves, benches, sculptures…

Fully thought out, produced and finalized at Krux Amsterdam, each “Mangos” basket was laser-cut in large plates of colored polyurethane foam and then assembled by hand by the designer himself. A container with fruit basket and storage compartment, available in seven color combinations, randomly distributed in the Designer Box.

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