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Olithas:Part of C77DA Video Gallery

 

Core 77 awards has selected our Olithas video entry as part of the C77 Design Awards Gallery

earlier this week. We are extremely happy and elated for this recognition, considering we were

up against big budgets like Steelcase, Herman Miller, and Ziba.

Thank you Jeff Marrow for helping us pull this quick Video together in an afternoon.

He went above and beyond any expectations when we approached him to help us with this entry.

All photo Credit: Alisa Marrow.

 

 

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 Selected Winner!

 

Tertulia and Olithas at Design Within Reach

I’m happy to announce ‘Tertulia’ was selected amongst the 4 winners

 

(Henry Levine, Efrain Velez, Micaelan Davis, and Agustina Rodriquez )

last night for this year’s M+D+F Design Within Reach Austin Furniture Designer’s show.

12 pieces were chosen finalists, including  Olithas. I was very impressed with the overall craft,

rigor, and dedication shown by the collection exhibited, and believe now more than ever,

that Austin is an up and coming place to be as a young Designer. Thank you all who came

to visit, and DWR’s Austin Studio for taking such good care of us,  we had a great time!

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Olithas and Tertulia @ DWR – May 15th, 2010

DWR Presents: M+D+F Award Presentation
Saturday, May 15, 6-8pm

Modern + Design + Function/Austin Furniture Now is a juried exhibition designed to uncover

and promote innovative modern furniture by emerging designers in the Austin Area. Organized by

the DWR Austin Studio, M+D+F provides an opportunity for peer, public and professional recognition

for up-and-coming designers and firms. The jurors for 2010 are interior designer Tracey Overbeck Stead

(www.traceyoverbeckstead.com), furniture craftsman Mark Macek (www.macekfurniture.com) and

architect Michael Hsu, AIA (www.mhsudesign.com). Join us in the Studio to view the winning entries.

Refreshments will be served.

Olithas – Prototype (2010)

Prototype

Photo Credit: Alisa Marrow

O-Lithas is a collection of outdoor/indoor furniture based on the idea of making stone-like slabs appear to be

light and fluid like a wave. The project started as play of words combining the Greek word ‘Lithos’ (Stone),

with the Spanish words ‘Ola’ (Wave) and ‘Olita’ (tiny wave), and is now evolved into a new and consistent means

to integrate steel and cement with Design.

The resulting pieces are minimalist, long lasting, and eco-friendly. The wavy pattern not only accounts for a

unique timeless aesthetic, and common language, but also functions as structural reinforcement along the span

of the slab, and to fit the radius of the metal bar base for a complete integration of materials.

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