Woven baskets seen in The Gambia became the starting point for research into the design of storage units, carried out by Simone Post. Although partly inspired by aspects of the African culture, which Post believes to hold the potential to inspire design even more than it currently is, it’s the mixture of different ethnic references that most characterize her work. As the world becomes more and more connected, Post believes there is an increased interaction between cultures, exemplified by an eclectic approach towards design. The designer’s latest project includes containers, panniers and bowls that explore shaping and connecting wood with textiles. Using various techniques to weave the two materials together, Post searches for new ways to construct handles, buttons and lids and, at the same time, plays with the elements’ tactility. The result is a series of objects that beg to be touched.