Our theory of design process where traditional skill meets “smart manufacturing” has taken us to some interesting places over the last year or so. Enter the new South of Urban Z Lounger concept designed by Jonathon Quinn. This piece is set for launch in late May. More details to come.
April 30, 2013
March 07, 2013
Our goal for this modern “Z” lounge chair was to incorporate CNC router technology from the very beginning of the design process. After two years of making small tweaks to each design, we’ve decided to launch this mid-century modern throwback into the future.
Smart manufacturing (digital technology meeting craftsmanship) is on the rise here in the US with the use of the CNC router, laser cutting, and 3d printing just to name a few of the techniques. Check out a few of our other pieces that incorporated into this process.
February 14, 2013
Here’s an old friend revisited. My longtime compadre, Drone in Seattle, and I took it upon us to make this trash-bound bigbox store shelving unit into something worth saving.
It’ a series of 7 double-sided panels (9 works in total) each telling their own story using urban art, Arabic & Hebrew caligraphy, as well as abstract modernism. The panels were shipped to Seattle, Postal Service style, and the exterior was painted in parallel time frames back in Atlanta by SOU. All art works are courtesy of my boy Drone.. Overall design was by Jonathon Q as well as the exterior envelope.
February 08, 2013
These pieces were designed to play off of each other in this particular instance. The maple, cherry, and alder wood selections are being used to match other designs (post-modern & mid-century modern pieces) that are located in the same space. All of these pieces have clear, slightly tinted finishes that are being used to bring out the natural grain of the material.
February 05, 2013