TENSION is a collection comprising a mirror, a desk lamp and a pencil case. We use elastic bands for all sorts of things, but I was amazed to discover just how useful they are for connecting and holding parts together. As the name implies, the 'Tension' collection uses the tension in silicone elastic to connect the parts of the stainless steel mirror, the Plexiglas and brass desk lamp and the anodized aluminium pencil case. The band acts as the centrepiece of each product, defining its look and strengthening the identity of the whole collection. Remove the elastic and the parts can be stored or shipped as a flatpack. The collection takes its inspiration from mechanical connections and functional principles and re-use the simple principle of an elastic band as a connector.