New Material Award 2009–2018 
New Material Award 2009-2018

Peter Traag


Peter Traag is an Amsterdam-based furniture designer and lecturer with a background in 3D design from the Royal College of Art in London. His work questions mores of mass-production by reimagining generic products as surprising, yet still entirely useful, everyday objects. His process begins with making his own moulds and tools, from which he creates mechanized processes that can be scaled up for a conscious mass-consumer.

Zipp is a lamp Traag developed that is made from a single, flat section of 0.4mm polypropylene attached to a 1m-long zipper. All you need to do is zip together the long strip of material to create a wonderfully asymmetrical spherical lampshade. The zipper provides the structure, constituting a skeleton for its fabric sheet.
year: 2010
Materials: Plastic, Lighting