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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 [...]

ART + ARCHITECTURE: New Architecture in Austin

 

A Conversation on Art + Architecture
with Emily Little of Clayton & Little and Jack Tisdale of STG DESIGN INC
& selected architects Matt Fajkus, J.C. Schmeil & Efrain E. Velez

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
5:30pm Exhibition Tour
6:00pm Panel Discussion
AMOA–Downtown
823 Congress Ave
Suggested Donation: $10; Free for current AMOA Members.
Seating is limited to 80 and must be reserved through RSVP to [...]

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’

Continue reading Tertulia Story – It’s come a long way since 2000…

T.O.G.S. Competition Entry

Continue reading T.O.G.S. Competition Entry

Eams Aluminum Group

To this day one of my biggest inspirations… As fresh today as it was in 1958!

The mini documentary [...]