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Grand Island Wins ‘Best of the Year Award’ 2009

Grand Island Sofa

Grand Island Sofa

“Best of Year” award for healthcare product design from Interior Design magazine.

A bit over a year ago, I had the oportunity to be the principal concept designer for David Edward’s
new Grand Island Sofa, a product aimed at hospital room environments with a very specific program
and functional requirements. The project had been shelved after several years, and was  brought back
to life when somebody mentioned I had a furniture design background and experience.
The product was recently released on the market this past summer 09 with great success.

Thank you  HDR for this opportunity!

Grand Island Sleeper Sofa

 

Grand-Island-Sleeper Sofa

Grand-Island-Sleeper Sofa

A bit over a year ago, I had the oportunity to be the principal concept designer for David Edward’s
new Grand Island Sofa, a product aimed at hospital room environments with a very specific program
and functional requirements. The project had been shelved after several years, and was  brought back
to life when somebody mentioned I had a furniture design background and experience.
The product was recently released on the market this past summer 09 with great success.

Thank you  HDR for this opportunity!

Enclosed are some links to the product:
http://www.hdrinc.com/8/34/default.aspx?entry=557

http://davidedward.com/collections/Healthcare/grand_island.html#

O-lithas – Cast Concrete Series

Olithas

Olithas

O-Lithas is a collection of outdoor/indoor furniture based on the idea of creating a new and consistent language to integrate steel and Cement. The concept is achieved by casting a ribbed wavy pattern on the backside of a  concrete slab, and using recyclable aluminum or stainless steel bars to complete as base.

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Tertulia Chair – Milano Salone Prototypes 2008

tertulia chair detail

Tertulia Chair Detail

 

‘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. They can happen

anytime or anyplace, and for that reason a folding chair was simply the most natural departing

point typology for this project.

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Calamari Tables – Renderings

 
Calamari Tables
Calamari Tables – Gliding Planes

Vertical planes are walls that divide, and never connect. 

Horizontal ones reach out, BRIDGE, and CONNECT.

It is better to CONNECT than to CLASH.

PLANES  that CLASH might as well be TECTONIC PLATES

(I hear those cause earthquakes)

I think it is more FUN to CONNECT, than to CLASH…

Why not CONNECT and GLIDE!

Glide through the floor, float on a plane, meet and connect. 

Calamari tables are planes that REACH OUT, GLIDE,FLOAT, and CONNECT.

The rest is just technical stuff on how to put together a table…

(exerpt from sketchbook notes: 2004)

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Calamari Tables – Work Setup
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Calamari Tables -Top ViewCalamari Tables – Bottom View