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OSB/Plywood Chairs by ROLU Studio

 

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

 
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The Story of Eames Furniture

Author: Marilyn Neuhart with John Neuhart
European Release: September 20
International Release: September 27
Price: € 150,00 / $ 199,00 / £ 140,00
Format: 25.5 x 29.2
Features: 800 pages, full cover, hardcover, 2 volumes in slipcase
ISBN: 978-3-89955-230-0

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MOOOI showroom in London

Design brand Moooi, defined by its CEO and Cofounder, Casper Vissers as ‘a serious company with a smile’ has opened the doors of its first permanent showroom & UK headquarters in London at Portobello Dock.

After opening showrooms in Antwerp and Milan earlier in the year the Moooi crew have now sailed to the UK, one of the company’s leading markets, a timely arrival to coincide with the capital’s celebrations for the London Design Festival …read the rest of this article »

Portrait of Shingo Francis, Casa del Mar, Santa Monica, California


Photo © Kóan Jeff Baysa
 
Born to an American impressionist painter father and a Japanese contemporary filmmaker mother, Shingo has established himself as a global artist achieving special recognition at ARCO in Spain, among other places, and through notable exhibitions in Japan and in the U.S.

His opening at the 5 Star Hotel Casa del Mar, was well-attended by friends of Shingo and friends of his parents, spanning generations. Along with another artist, Felicia, who created a wonderful image incorporating an existing mirror, Shingo floated painted paper spheres above the expansive lounge, mounted translucent colored spheres in windows, and installed colored hula hoop sculptures in the beach sand in front of the hotel. He also showed framed works hung on walls throughout the hotel’s main areas.

LA Nighttime drive by


Photo © Kóan Jeff Baysa
 
Nighttime shot of the famed LA service station from the sunroof of a vintage BMW 2002. NB: this is now an ARCO station.