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What is 'Plato'?

The beauty of natural geometry.  

Plato offers considerable design flexibility and possibilities due to the variety of base shapes and sizes, tab shapes, materials and interlocking methods available.

Plato’s base shapes can be used to create a wide range of complementary creative possibilities: lampshades, home decor, acoustic wall and ceiling panels, artistic installations, felt floor rugs - you are only limited by your imagination.

The possibilities are endless.

NYCxDESIGN Awards 2016

Kris was incredibly honored and humbled to have received an honoree award in Emerging Talent section of the inaugural NYCxDESIGN Awards.

Many thanks to Interior Design Magazine, the International Contemporary Furniture Fairand all the judges for making Plato and Kris Ericksen an honoree.

Kris was also thrilled to take part in the Launch Pad program at Wanted Design in May 2016.

Kris Ericksen, Designer

Inspired by the idea of play, Kris created Plato because he truly believes that play and creativity are important parts of our lives.  Like the building blocks from our childhood we are only limited by our imagination as to what can be assembled using this system. 

Plato provides an outlet for play that results in functional and beautiful everyday objects. Beyond lighting Kris wants to apply the same principles of play to other products.

Kris brings a combination of Danish and New Zealand origins influencing Plato, coupling South Pacific ingenuity and a "can do" attitude with the simplicity, minimalism and functionality of Scandinavian design heritage.

World of Wearable Art (WOW)

Kris has entered the World of Wearable Arts Awards Show (WOW) twice using Plato to create pieces of art. In 2014 he placed second in the South Pacific section with his entry Phoenix Transformer and in 2015 he was a finalist with his entry Tane's Korowai.

 Tane's Korowai - Kris Ericksen, Pacifika Section, WOW 2015

Tane's Korowai - Kris Ericksen, Pacifika Section, WOW 2015