‘Dwellings’ are abstract models of architecture, made at the scale of tabletop objects. These minimal forms remix the languages of architecture, furniture, sculpture and toys. Turned wooden ‘figures’ populate these spaces, suggesting narrative relationships.
Painted wood. 2018.
The Trellis fruit tray was developed with Alessi and introduced in 2012. The design explores ideas about pattern as structure. The product is available in a white resin finish or a stainless finish at www.Alessi.com.
The Low Rider Lounge is a rocking chair for indoor, outdoor, home or office lounge settings. The Low Rider’s curved bottom tilts to fit a range of reclining postures and encourages subtle movement. The durable plastic construction is a single piece of 100% recyclable, rotational-molded low-density polyethylene (LDPE). The seat features a thru-hole to allow drainage in outdoor or poolside applications and a handle on the backside for easy mobility. The low posture, soft forms and easy-to-clean surfaces make this a versatile product for both adults and kids. Available in a variety of colors through Offi & Co.
This installation consists of three different form languages that explore the intersection of lighting and painting. Low profile LED lights are composed in these wall mounted forms to create color fields with various visual dynamics ranging from the serene to the psychedelic. Wood, acrylic, fabric.
Design Superset is a building block kit made of a wide range of materials including wood, stone, metal, plastic and felt. The superset is the *ultimate* 3D sketch tool for designers and architects dealing with classic geometries. The photo constructions here were inspired by the Superset and have become a separate investigation of form, space, color, material and light.
The Corner Bright Light is a freestanding floor lamp designed to fill a corner with a warm, ambient glow. This minimalist design ‘disappears’ when not in use, then has a dramatic presence when turned on. The small footprint is space-saving and the LED technology is energy-saving. It’s designed to ship flat and requires very simple assembly by the user. The lamp is made of powder-coated steel. Thin lines articulate the sculptural possibilities of new LED technology. 72 inches high.
Produced in collaboration with Fab.com.
The 360 Lounge has a armrest/backrest that rotates 360 degrees around and turns independently from the seat surface. This dual-pivot action allows for dynamic shifts of posture. The generous proportions of the seat attempt to bridge the categories of ‘task chair’ and ‘lounge’ - creating a new category of ‘task lounge’. The chair is used in team spaces for collaborative creative work and in educational settings. Plywood, upholstery, hardware. Prototype.
The mix modern collection is built for change. Simple, modular pieces mix and recombine for flexible planning as needs change over time. The collection includes case goods, upholstered lounge seating and products for bedroom, home office and dining spaces. The strict geometries are softened with warm materials and finishes. Selective use of hardwoods allow these pieces to age with dignity. Designed for Bentley Design International.
‘Privacy Chair’ has become a new typology in the open office, offering a place of escape from noisy group settings. This design explores dynamic ways of modulating privacy and comfort while also seeking an appropriate scale. The curved back serves as a ‘screen’ and the user can shift his spatial relationship to it by moving the backrest cushion. This offers dynamic ways of using the space within the chair, to allow postures that are restful and private, but still professional. Plywood, upholstery, hardware. Prototype.
A privacy chair for public spaces. The wood slat construction allows the user to peek thru the cracks to observe the surrounding space, while still remaining hidden. This provides an added sense of psychological security while nesting in this generous, cushioned space. Upholstered cushions can easily be arranged asymmetrically to create a working surface. Wooden panels, steel frame, upholstery. Prototype.
The spaces in-between office settings can offer points of connection and exchange. The beam bench is a simple rail system to attach 4 archetypal elements: seat, container, table, hook. These can be arranged in any order and scaled in length. A versatile system for the office. Steel, upholstery, wood. Prototype.
Spaceframe is a 20-piece large-scale construction toy for kids of all ages. These 100% recyclable, rigid fiber panels are made of the same PET Plastic used to make soda bottles. Use them to build forts, tunnels, sculptures and other modern structures. Named one of the ‘Top 25 Products of 2004’ by Fortune Magazine. Designed for Offi &Co. No longer in production.
The Burton GOS Trophy is awarded to the world's top male and female snowboarding athlete each year. Cut from solid blocks of aluminum with computer controlled milling machines. The shape is inspired by the sport's half-pipe event.
This simple desk has many features for accommodating desktop technologies. The entire worksurface slides forward to reveal a powerstrip underneath for easy laptop connections with no visible wires. A rail system in the back accommodates various accessories like a shelf for printers, scanners and chargers. Designed for Offi & Co.
This modern collection is built with the aid of computer-controlled milling machines using birch plywood and brightly colored laminates. It packs flat and assembles easily. Manufactured by www.contextfurniture.com
This DIY furniture solution provides a low-tech, low-cost alternative to contract furniture, while fully supporting new team work processes. Simple off-the-shelf parts combine with everyday materials to express both professionalism and pragmatism. This sustainable, DIY office system offers a fresh, conceptual counterpoint to the default manufacturing techniques of the contract furniture world. A PDF file including detailed shop drawings of the collection can be downloaded by right-clicking HERE. The plans are free. Please send us images of your finished project!
Sketch visualizations of several conceptual furniture systems to explore new collaborative settings in the workplace. Strong emphasis on systemic objects that give shape to public 'third space'. The projects explore various scales including a massive mixed-use co-working landscape which was a featured finalist in Metropolis magazine's 'Workplace of the Future' competition.