I visited the Vitra Museum in Wiel am Rhein, just north of the German/Swiss border on the outskirts of Basel, to talk to the curator Jochen Eisenbrand and to go on a guided tour of their Charles Eames permanent collection. Their Charles Eames' collection includes physical artifacts and forms of what came out of his office after he passed away. I went to see their collection of Eames' work and to talk about the possibility of getting some of that work back to the US for display.
What to do with all of those carpet cut offs? How about creating a beautiful Tessilated Floorscape! It is a digitally designed waterjet-cut rug made from nearly one-hundred one-off carpet tiles. The piece was designed as a prototype for Aronson's Floorcovering in New York and has been shown in a few different venues, including the Flux Factory in New York earlier this year. It is sized at approximately 12 feet in diameter and is easily transportable and installed.
Studioefra LLC is an independent design studio that focuses on the creation, development, and licensing of new everyday products. Emphasis is placed on craft, simplicity, and social interaction. All pieces in one way or another promote interpersonal exchange and derive directly from an appreciation for the Good Life, Good Eating, Music, Art, and Life in Stereo.