- FlatFish 1.2 Convertible Chair
The FlatFish 1.2 is the aluminum version of its predecessor the FlatFish 1.1. Operating in the same fashion as FlatFish 1.2 this multi-use piece of convertible furniture works as a dining chair, side table, small coffee table or bench. Typically used in the table or bench configuration the FlatFish 1.2 cleverly camouflages a dining chair lying in wait for that moment when an extra chair is needed - perhaps for that next dinner party.
In a process similar to tailoring a suit, the 3 dimensional forms of the seat and chair back, which also serves as the tabletop, of the FlatFish 1.2 are created from 2 dimensional patterns. These are waterjet cut from light gauge aluminum, which are then formed and welded together. The legs are also waterjet cut and formed from 3/16 plate steel. FlatFish 1.2 has a durable powder coat finish and is available in a variety of colours.
The waterjet cutting process also allows us to optimize theuse of material, thus minimizing waste. Any scrap material from the cuttingprocess is used to create additional products such as jewelry pieces. We call these Rem[a]inders. For us these remainders remind us to take responsibility for the allocation of our precious resources.
Please contact Designers at Large for purchasing options:
- FlatFish 1.2 in side table/bench configuration
- FlatFish 1.2 in side table/bench configuration
- FlatFish 1.2 in side dining chair configuration
- Leg detail. Nested in chair configuration.
Residential addition and renovation to a modest home in West Vancouver, BC. In collaboration with Bruce Haden.Architecture, Interior Design2013
This flagship shop store for Fluvog Shoes, designed in collaboration with John Fluevog and Glenn Hill of NuLab Design, is located in the heart of Vancouver's Gastown district. A rich palette of materials including leather and wood clad walls add warmth to an otherwise large, cold space. Display platforms made from large old growth slabs and repurposed steel pipeline sections operate as seating, tables and even stages during various events hosted by the store.Architecture, Furniture Design, Interior Design2012
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Designers at large has produced and limited edition of 75 Listen | Closely lamp shades made from the legacy sails roof fabric from Canada Place. The title of the project is intended to make us pause and reconsider the people and objects we encounter in our daily lives. Only when we Listen | Closely can we truly appreciate latent potentials.
Listen | Closely lamp shades are selling $150 (including HST). All proceeds going to the HomeStart Foundation www.homestart.caArchitecture, Industrial Design, Lighting Design2011
The form and character of the project is founded on the principles of light, space, and adaptation - providing equitable access to sunlight, generous public and private outdoor space, and the ability to change ones dwelling to fit their lifestyle are fundamental to the inhabitants of increasingly denser urban areas. As the building rises, each unit steps northward, allowing for suburban-sized gardens which are angled to allow penetration of the sun’s light and warmth. Units can be sold individually or as two storey shells to allow for maximum flexibility. Many units are zoned as live/work and these businesses can be accessed from the public plaza.
The public plaza operates as a connective membrane, reaching out to the surrounding city and extending into the new public amenities, which rise from the plaza as a vertical stack extending up to, and supporting, the residential block. The surface treatment of the plaza extends onto the adjacent portion of 152nd Street. This enables a space in the city, which is generally committed to the movement of traffic, to seamlessly become part of the public plaza during larger events - essentially, people take over the street. Similarly, the plaza flows directly into two levels of the community centre, connecting the plaza to these interior public spaces. Continuing up to the roof level and, via elevator to the gallery level, the plaza draws people directly to the commercial/retail components of the residential block.Architecture2012
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Stone House 2.0.
Designed using large scale 3D printing technology.
Short listed for the 100 Mile House Competition http://100mh.architecturefoundationbc.ca/
Exhibited at the IDSWest 2012 in Vancouver http://idswest.com/Architecture2012
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Scrap material from the waterjet cutting process is used to create additional products such as jewelry pieces. We call these Rem[a]inders. For us these remainders remind us to take responsibility for the allocation of our precious resources.Product Design, Furniture Design2010
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