Kounkuey Design Initiative asked us to design a series of prototypes for outdoor furnishings to be deployed at a series of temporary events for Play Streets and Go Human SoCal to encourage a more engaging and playful approach to the use of public space. We designed a range of seating, tables, and shade that can be configured for various activities. Our goal was to create an urban experience that is open and enjoyable, built for the human spirit not as durable deterrents to vagrancy.
Events are from March through July around southern California.
Clark Table on Design Milk
Check out the write up on our Clark Table over at Design Milk
Bodily Engagements at Interface Gallery
We were asked by performance artist Abby Crane to create a light sculpture for her durational performance at Interface Gallery in Oakland CA. On view February 1-14th, 2016
Home and Work
After many years of prototyping and field testing we are super excited to officially introduce some new tables and storage for the home or office. In order to properly announce and capture all the fun and sophistication of our new furniture we sought the help of the multi talented Justin Francis to photograph our pieces in action.
Air Operations Public Art Complete
We won a competition back in 2011 to create two sculptures at the Van Nuys airport for the Los Angeles Fire Department’s helicopter facility. We have now finished installation of the two pieces. It is our first project that required FAA approval. Feels pretty good to see them completed. The exterior piece is 32 feet tall and made with 132 steel panels arranged to evoke water under force as used in firefighting. In the lobby we built a giant horn. A symbol of rank in fire fighting, the 20 feet high horn plays sounds of their helicopters super loud coming to your rescue. It sits next to the trophy case as a jumbo size symbol of their public service.
We are showing a couple of pieces at an exhibition in the Miami design district during Art Basel Miami.
Pavillon De L’Arsenal
A loft renovation of ours from 2004 is part of an exhibition on material use in architecture, “Matiere Grise” at the Pavillon De L’Arsenal in Paris.
Curated by Encore Heureux
On view September 26, 2014 to January 25, 2015
Gardens are for Living
Our Knit Fort was included in the chapter on places for play in our good friend Judy Kameon’s book “Gardens Are For Living” out now from Rizzoli.
We just finished an installation of floating Grid Screens and a giant Squeeze column for Tishman Speyer at the Franklin Center in Chicago. The space was designed by Box Studios.
Clark Table in Paris
A new table we designed has been included in American Design, an exhibition on contemporary American Design occurring in Paris during the Designers Day’s.
Under the patronage of the Cultural Services of the Embassy of the United States of America. The exhibition will take place at the Mona Bismarck American Center for Art & Culture from the 19th of May to the 25th.
With the support of the Mona Bismarck American Center for Art & Culture, Triode, Wanted Design, AIGA/NY, the Museum of Art and Design, The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Parsons Paris the New School.
We recently produced 13 large scale versions of our Gridwalls for La Maison Simons for their store in Anjou, Montreal. The interior design was done by Figure3 from Toronto.
American Design in Paris
Our Wrapped Lamp is an annual show of American design that opens today at Triode Design Gallery in Paris.
Triode 28 Rue Jacob, 75006 Paris