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Olithas featured at Austin Modern House Tour House #12

Don’t forget to visit Room Fu’s Staged Home for this Year’s Austin Modern House Tour.

Feb. 5th  11am  – 6pm

They will be fearturing Studioefra’s Olithas prototype bench as part of their repertoire

of furnishings and [...]

Support Uplift Austin !

I have now been working with Uplift as a volunteer for a few months …

Truly amazing people, and very easy to [...]

Introducing “Tertulia Fissa”

Photo Credit: Alisa Marrow

‘Tertulia’ is the Spanish word for gathering, a conversational get together in

which people simply sit and exchange their ideas freely. Tertulias can happen

in a moments notice, but they can also happen at a fixed place and time.

Tertulia Fissa is part of a family of chairs originally derived from the metal

curved rods inside [...]

Olithas Featured in Apartment Therapy

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ROUGH CUT… Austin Furniture Designers Showcase December 11

Rough Cut Austin Furniture [...]

E.A.S.T 2010 closes with Awesome Results!

Thanks to all who visited! we had a great time getting to know everybody and hope to see you  all again next year.

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Olithas now available for purchase!

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Studioefra @ E.A.S.T. 2010

Photo Credit: Alisa Marrow

Saturday, November 13 at 9:00am – November 21 at 6:00pm
Location FAB
1803 E. 6th Street
Austin, TX

Hosted by FAB shop and part of E.A.S.T. 2010
www.eastaustinstudiotour.com

Nov. 13-14 & 19-20
9am-6pm – Both weekends, all family welcomed!

HELLO ALL!

A friendly reminder to don’t forget, and visit us during the East Austin Studio Tour 2010 Starting next week. New [...]

Fast Company's Masters of Design 2010

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Tertulia Story - It's come a long way since 2000...

Tertulia has been a work in progress for 10 yrs now.  Its humble beginnings can be traced to a Design Studio course  back in Spring of 2000.   This post summarizes the highlights of that process.
Tertulia 2000

Tertulia 2000

 

my original statement read as follows:

  • I communicate best when I sit and feel comfortable with people, thus the idea of a ‘Tertulia’ came to mind.
  • The word Tertulia means small social gathering in Spanish.
  • The goal for the project is to become myself a ‘Communicator’ and design a ‘Tertulia kit’. This will enable me to create a Tertulia, anywhere I please.
  • I have two weeks, an internal frame back pack, and a cooler for beer, Wine, and crackers, but no chairs, So I will focus on the chairs.
  • Their form will derive from the metal curved rods inside my pack.
  • The chairs are meant to be carried as a snowboard on the pack’s snowboard/shovel pocket in the back.  (brief from 2000)

Course: DES342 Design and Persuasion

Description: Studio projects will exercise the designer’s ability to convince and persuade.Topics will include historical models, the role of words, context and audience, and the effect of medium.

Prof: M. Mitrasinovic

Project Brief: Design a ’Communicator’

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