RO/LU Presents "Surfaces On Which Your Setting and Sitting Will Be Uncertain"

Curator: Hayley Eichenbaum
date: December 15, 2014
Categories: Art, Product Design
Tags: art, furniture

It's easy to feel over-stimulated by the sheer amount of work that sprinkles the Floridian coast during Design Miami, but one presentation in particular stood out for both its structural simplicity and conceptual complexity. Of all the work that passed through my web feed, I kept returning to an installation featured at Patrick Parrish Gallery titled “Surfaces on Which Your Setting and Sitting Will Be Uncertain,” a project conceived by RO/LU, a design firm out of St. Paul, Minneapolis. The group paired their sculptural furniture with matching clothing by Various Projects' collaboration with Print All Over Me.

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Everyday Objects by Line Depping and Jakob Jørgensen for HAY

Curator: Visibility
date: December 5, 2014
Categories: Product Design
Tags: kitchen

These rather humble utensils speak romantically. To us they feel like poems about the kitchen. And sometimes that's all it takes. 

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Parrish Side Chair by Konstantin Grcic for Emeco

Curator: Visibility
date: December 4, 2014
Categories: Product Design
Tags: emeco, konstantin grcic, parrish
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This is one of our favorite chairs of late, designed by Konstantin Grcic in collaboration with Emeco for the Parrish Art Museum. It's an efficient and deliberate piece, taking advantage of Emeco's proficiency with aluminum. It's an exercise in restraint, balancing the cold metal and the warmth of wood and upholstery.

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Rotary Tray by Jasper Morrison for Vitra

Curator: Visibility
date: December 3, 2014
Categories: Product Design
Tags: jasper morrison, vitra

This Jasper Morrison tray provides a playful home for the small objects we live with. The most interesting aspect to us is its open use case.

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Beoplay V1 by Anders Hermansen for Bang & Olufsen

Curator: Visibility
date: December 2, 2014
Categories: Product Design
Tags: band & olufsen, technology
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We love this TV from B&O because it's one of the few televisions that understands what it actually is while elevating the archetype. It's a planar portal that possesses the language of furniture while also providing a variety of mounting options. 

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