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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Thanks to all who visited! we had a great time getting to know everybody and hope to see you all again next year.
Continue reading E.A.S.T 2010 closes with Awesome Results!
Photo Credit: Alisa Marrow
Saturday, November 13 at 9:00am – November 21 at 6:00pm
1803 E. 6th Street
Hosted by FAB shop and part of E.A.S.T. 2010
Nov. 13-14 & 19-20
9am-6pm – Both weekends, all family welcomed!
A friendly reminder to don’t forget, and visit us during the East Austin Studio Tour 2010 Starting next week. New [...]
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.
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…
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.
Continue reading Tertulia Chair – Milano Salone Prototypes 2008