A modular display system for textiles and leather consisting of cantilevered V-shaped tubular frames in heights of 110, 150 and 200 cm. The medium height falls below the eye level of most adults, establishing a human scale for product interaction that also allows for an uninterrupted view of the entire space at once. When hung with fabrics, the metal structures almost disappear, creating a floating effect. A set of L-shaped benches with removable leather cushions was also produced. The showroom debuted during Neocon 2016 in the Merchandise Mart, Chicago.
The handles in this collection borrow the language of tools. Because tools are often used with repetitive force, they are designed to be comfortable. Less noticeable but equally important, the bottom profile of the plates and bowls are also shaped with tactility in mind. When white, the exterior surfaces are unglazed allowing the the user to touch the clay directly, which has a pleasing quality. The Amakusa porcelain becomes glass-like when fired and the surface won't easily stain.
In the next 35 years the US Census predicts a twofold increase in the population over the age of 65, reaching a projected total of 83.7 million people by 2050. This design provides an extra wide base for freestanding convenience while adding stability for walking and leaning.
A familiar form makes Chiaro comfortable in many different environments. The connections are direct and uncomplicated, and the structure under the seat evolved from an intention to simplify the joinery while reducing the number of parts. Chiaro comes with and without armrests and both versions stack. The chairs are available naturally finished in oak and ash, as well as in white, gray, red, yellow, blue, and black.
With the advent of fitness culture, rigorous and painful repetitive movements once associated with subsistence became a choice, not a necessity. The Action Object explores the affordances of exercise objects with an ambiguous shape intended for physical activity. The frame offers locations for pull ups, dips, and leg lifts, however climbing, hanging and swinging are also possible.
As a study in use and gesture, nine different handle configurations are applied to an archetypal pitcher, creating contrasting opportunities for grasping and pouring. A series of cardboard models coupled with an intense and fast moving production technique provided for an exciting dialog between design intent and spontaneity.
The AGL Table Group offers a solution for conference needs, desks and dining. Both powered and non-powered versions utilize an aluminum base to support table surfaces in stone, veneer or formcoat. When powered, an arrangement of trays mounted beneath the edge of the table incorporate electrical outlets and enough space to accommodate wires and tablets; the trays are engineered to smoothly handle tangled cords when opening and closing. The design brings power access into the personal space of the user while preventing clutter on the table surface.
Revolver is a four-legged rotating bar stool. Through the integration of a ball bearing into the lower ring, the foot rest turns together with the seat, creating a surprising yet functional experience. By allowing one's entire body to turn at once Revolver enables what bar stools are best suited for: socializing with friends. Available in 76cm and 65cm seat heights.
The DBA Pen is composed of 98% recycled materials and contains a proprietary environmentally responsible ink formula. Produced at a wind-powered facility in the United States, it was designed as an alternative to the wasteful and often toxic pens we use almost every day.
This humidifier projects a cylindrical column of mist from a round vent circling the tank. A glance through the transparent lid reveals the current water level. Should it be low, the tank can be lifted off the base for refilling. An ultrasonic evaporation system provides energy-efficient, cool mist humidification for spaces up to 540 square feet.
Two aluminum panels containing high-efficiency conductive elements provide a lightweight heat source. The DBA heater ships flat and can be assembled with minimal effort. During the warmer months, the cord can be spooled around the central handle for easy storage.