Portfolio of Eli Kahn
Info
Variable Objects is my senior capstone project for the University of Washington. My partner, Eric Nakassa, is an Industrial Design student that I had worked with previously building the Charlotte Perriand Tokyo Bench. Our partnership between Visual Communication Design and Industrial Design aims to fully realize this project, as well as addresses our shared interest between disciplines.

Variable Objects is a kit of parts, aiming to create furniture and other household objects, while retaining the potential to be deconstructed and evolve. Our audience centers on apartment renters with limited space, a younger generation who moves more often, and those carrying an interest in “Maker Culture” — a hands-on, creative, DIY community exploring everything from 3D-printing to woodworking to computational electronics.
Variable Objects
Capstone, Identity, Web, Furniture Design
2020
Collaborators
Eric Nakassa
Role
Visual Identity, Web, Social, Furniture Design, Copywriting
Links
Instagram
UW Design Show
Problem Space
One among many problems in America, apartment square footage is shrinking, while the cost of rent is rising. Millennials are a generation of renters, with three out of four currently in rented living situations.

Furniture attributes to a massive amount of waste in  America. In fact, more than 27 times the weight of the empire state building in furniture waste is accumulated annually.