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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 a climbing pack and the folding patented and lightweight

geometry of earlier folding Tertulia Chairs.

This tertulia iteration is however, defined by a stout steel sheet-metal frame,

and a fixed geometry. It is heavily bound to site, and it is unapologetic about

being an exercise in pure form. You may also call it an Ode to Richard Serra.

Dimensions: 34″ x 14″ x 28″ (1/8″ steel)

This project is a collaboration between Studioefra, and Colin McIntyre.

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Studioefra @ E.A.S.T. 2010 #23

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 prototypes, beer, and fun.

Hope to see y’all there

Efra

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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