Matchbox takes the form and mechanism of a classic cardboard object and translates them into a new material and function. Designed for the storage and display of small objects, the pieces can be used as drawers or shelves, depending on their orientation on the wall, or can be left as freestanding boxes for odds and ends. Each Matchbox comprises a stained ash-wood box with a folded steel sleeve that can be slid over the top – a simple and effective design that emphasises the meeting point of different materials, colours and surfaces.
Sara Wright Polmar is an Oslo-based designer with a degree in interior architecture and furniture design from Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Together with her fellow student Victoria Günzler, she established the studio günzler.polmar after graduating in 2011. With Sverre Uhnger, they also established Klubben – the international Norwegian design network devoted to promoting Norway’s new design generation and fostering collaboration – the same year. Alongside working with Günzler, Sara pursues individual projects, within the field of product and furniture design, and acts as a project coordinator for design fairs and exhibitions.