Category: Furniture Design

LMBERJK

Digital wood is made by using a CAD-based laser cutter to shape hundreds of layers of wood which are then assembled by hand into precisely shaped objects, such as these vases, stools, light fixtures and bowls.  These objects take on…

Lucite

Lucite is a trade name we often see used as the material name for Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) also known as acrylic.  Plexiglass, Acrylite, and Lucite are all trade names to describe an acrylic plastic.  It was created in 1843 as…

Teak

Teak is a tropical hardwood mainly found in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, African, the Caribbean and Burma. Teak has a tight grain, high oil content, and a high tensile strength which makes it a very durable and strong material.  This brownish/red…

Manitoga

Russell Wright, (1904-1976), renown American industrial designer, is well known for his dinnerware and manifesto on “good design is for everyone.”  Wright, (no relationship to Frank Lloyd Wright) and his wife Mary (Albert Einstein’s niece) were design geniuses who had…

BluDot

Blu Dot has been around since 1997 – a modern furniture company started by three friends.  John Christakos, Charles Lazor, and Maurice Blanks met at Williams College grads and were frustrated about the lack of affordable modern furniture available in…