How it Works
FUNCTION | 6
Design for dis-assembly (DFD) is integral to every product we build. DFD means that parts are removable, replaceable and/or can be shipped dis-assembled to save on transportation costs. Built in storage for furniture provides greater functionality to each piece whether under the seat or in the arms. While the internals for each product are highly detailed for efficiency, the effort is focused on the resulting clean and honest overall aesthetic.
OPTIMIZE | 0
Computer controlled machines generate repeatedly accurate parts that assemble with predictable ease. 3D software is used in the design and engineering process which provides amazing control. Each design created is optimized for ultimate durability and efficiency in material use, thus doing more with less.
HARMONY | 8
As in nature, balance is a fundamental occurrence. All products are constructed with reduced impact materials to help improve indoor air quality and promote local material use. Although not currently the case with all products, the end goal is for designs to be re-purposed in an on going cycle.
PROCESS + WORKSHOP
SOFT SEATING DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
My career in furniture design began back in 2001 working for a high volume supplier for upholstery furniture frames. Today I specialize in soft seating development for contract, healthcare, eldercare, hospitality and residential markets.
- Competitive analysis research
- Conceptual design and visualization
- Advanced knock-down wood frame design for CNC routers
- Prototyping and small batch production runs
- Fabric pattern making for production
We take on certain custom projects depending on the material and scope. Emphasis is on plywood, laminate, particleboard, solidwood and other flat sheet goods. Example of custom projects:
- Stem minds project
- Penguin Shop cart
- Penguin Shop desk
- Arcade cabinet
UPHOLSTERY FRAME PRODUCTION
- Engineered plywood frame part CNC cutting
- Engineered plywood frame assembly
- Soft seating
- Medical device
- Pop up shop