Materials: Steel, Powder Coat
Pitch: "Blox is inspired by both the excitement and sophistication of going out in the city at night, and the beautiful, partially lit architecture that surrounds you. Each piece is laser cut from sheet steel and can be powder coated in any color. The pattern on each side of the Blox is different and every other piece is folded inside out producing a total of 8 different patterns that can be facing outward."
"The pieces are modular and multifunctional. They are meant to be small tables, but can also be used as stools, be combined to create benches, etc. Blox result from a study in the process of abstraction, and the design principles of compositional balance achieved through asymmetry, pattern, and repetition. Made with renewable materials and low waste, low emission finishes, Blox remind us that green design can be sexy. The cut outs create interesting light patterns in almost any lighting situation. The very high gloss finish and the binary language like pattern of square cut-outs lend themselves to truly contemporary design."
Designer: Ryan Chepla
Location: Shaker Heights, OH
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