Sunday, August 26, 2012

Focus on Design and Construction

mf_200812_05Contemporist Article 

Marc Fish design and construction of a "Nautilus" table composed of Walnut & Sycamore veneers.

In his own words:
Description from the designer
Nautilus was born in an environment of artist freedom: an experimental piece that has embraced modern computer aided technology and combined it with innovative constructional techniques. The layering of over 4000 individual pieces of walnut and sycamore veneer has created the logarithmic spiral found within the Nautilus shell. The proportions of the Nautilus shell never change, no matter how large their growth: these proportions follow the classical order of the Golden Ratio.  A more perfect form might not be found. This perfection commonly found in nature is often the source of Marc’s inspiration. The table has a texture which replicates the outside of the shell, created by hand carving the fluted growth patterns. Inside a satin sheen has been created which runs smoothly round into the chambered area replicated in Japanese lace paper.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Focus on Design

ICRAVE Design for a Philadelphia International Airport retail/hospitality space - Sky Asian Bistro

Wonderful blend of colors, Asian design influences, and Pizazz!

Focus on Product Design

Ziba chair 7 How to Make Auditorium Chairs Smarter : Jumpseat [Video]

Description from article published in Freshome, August 2012

Simplicity and originality define the new Jumpseat, a chair especially developed for auditoriums, perfectly blending style and function. According to the creative team at Ziba, the project is a result of the company’s efforts to maximize space. The 200 seat auditorium for company meetings and community events in the photos below couldn’t have been achieved without a clever chair design: “We named this new design the JumpSeat, in reference to the functional, fold-down seats traditionally used by workers on trains and airplanes. The seat is also a triumph of skilled craftsmanship. Rather than hide its structure and materials like an upholstered couch might, it celebrates every cut and contact. Through its thoroughly modern design and appearance, the JumpSeat highlights traditional handicraft in a way few pieces of modern furniture can. The sling-style wool seat covers were locally sewn, and attach quickly with Velcro for easy replacement and cleaning“. The cantilevered design ensures a good spine support and a proper ergonomic function.

Freshome Article