Filipino furniture designer, Clayton Tugonon, came up with one of the most innovative designs on four wheels. Developed from recycled and natural materials solely from his home Cebu in the Philippines , he created a vehicle that is truly one of its kind.
We recently had the pleasure of meeting Mark Adams the owner and CEO of Vitsœ whilst he was in town for the Dieter Rams show Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams which recently came to an end at the SFMoMA. A charming man with a steadfast mission of bringing the highly practical and eternally elegant 606 Universal Shelving System to the world. Designed by Dieter Rams for the (now UK based) Vitsœ company in 1960, the 606 is seen by many as a timeless classic which looks as good loaded with objects as it does without. Mark Adams has made it his task to increase efficiency in the production of the shelving, refining systems and bringing the price to within more peoples reach, and for that we are deeply grateful.
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Nicolas Le Moigne’s designs for the Swiss company Eternit have been on the market and impressing me for some time, the material itself is quite beautiful and allows for thin walled construction relative to other concrete products. His Ecal Stool and Ecal Table have recently been joined by his Trash cube, the making of which is captured here in this video. As well as designing for Eternit and others, Le Moigne has been working with London based gallerist Libby Sellers, who has a show featuring current work and limited edition pieces.
At OHIO we’ve been a passionate supporter and user of managed forest timber well before such criteria became the standard it is today. We’ve always recognized that as furniture designers and makers we are converting raw lumber into items for the home that will last a life time, and in doing so we are revaluing the material to a high degree. So its with great interest we see that researchers from Woods Hole Research Centre with the help from the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Geological Survey as they have been mapping the tree and shrub population of the U.S.
Over the last 6 years Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker have been plotting and charting every 30 metro square of land across the whole continent to bring an incredibly detailed observation of the current condition.
In need of a break from your lunchtime routine? Check out SPUR‘s lunchtime forum From Warehouse to “New” House, a discussion on the revitalization and reusability of historic buildings next Tuesday, February 21 at 12:30pm. Join David Baker of David Baker + Partners, Oz Erickson of the Emerald Fund, Rick Holliday of Holliday Development and John McNulty of MBH Architects as they offer insight into two of SF’s adapted spaces and the challenges of reusing these historic structures — like Malt Brewing House (pictured above).
OHIO’s own Blocky Table has been a part of our family since the beginning. Beautiful and simple it is often imitated, but unmatched against the rest. When you get to the Blocky, you can’t take any more away without taking away the table itself. The idea originated in 1998, and since then has been making waves in the design community as designers alike have been following suite. We’re happy to share our ideas, and would like to invite you to explore the world of the Blocky.. See what we’ve found after the jump.