How do you talk about furniture? Gosh, we don’t really know. We asked ourselves, “How did all this come about?” but wow, that’s a pretty long and complicated story. We decided we wanted to describe these pieces as “field recordings” made of wood. While discussing what that might mean, we became interested in a term: “found design.” We all know what “found art” is (or isn’t?) What could “found design” be? Here is some found text via Google translations of Casa Brutus and Waterfall Magazine, two of our favorite Japanese publications, to help us all understand:
“Creating an ideal space. More freedom! And full of character evolution. Treasure from the basics too late to listen to people. Always present is a moral geometry. Like a record heat wave that comes barely softened. Let’s start preparing for the fall of art!”
You’ll find that each piece has a partial “found text” explanation for it. We swear they are more accurate than what we could ever say about them.
That said, we hope you like our simple plywood and OSB furniture. It was inspired by 70s DIY books, the ideas proposed in Enzo Mari’s Autoprogettazione project, Judd, Reitveld, Burton and Schindler. We’d love to hear what you think.
And please, buy some!
ROLU, rosenlof/lucas, ro/lu
about the studio: ROLU, rosenlof/lucas, ro/lu is a design and art studio located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that’s focused on designing and building furniture. Its practice also extends to landscape design, relational architectural projects, urban planning work and innovative collaborative public art. The studio, founded in 2003, currently consists of Matt Olson, Mike Brady and Joe Mollen. The studio believes in learning something every day, and blogs daily about art, design, and visual culture.