Chicagoland is an exhibition taking place at Wanted Design 2014, May 16-19, in New York and will offer a view into collaborations between designers and manufacturers in the Chicago area. STUDIOBA is among seven designers and design collectives showcasing new work.
Interchangeable components, advanced plastics, energy-efficient lighting, maximal output. More than thirty unique luminaires were presented in the Where is Where exhibition at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago June 11 - 25, 2011.
From its beginnings as a 93,500 s.f. meatpacking facility, The Plant is being converted into a net-zero energy food business incubator. A complex and highly interrelated system, The Plant will hold indoor demonstration farms and educational facilities operated by Plant Chicago, NFP and will incubate sustainable food businesses by offering permanent tenant spaces at low rent and low energy costs.
Each year, The School of the Art Institute's incoming Master of Design students spends six weeks in a pre-term boot camp exploring the how and when of rough and refined design visualization and prototyping. Through daily and weekly projects the class advances digital design skills and gains comprehensive exposure to the fabrication and production capabilities across the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Using these capabilities and tools, students in the course explore approaches to visualization and construction ranging from simple to sophisticated and exhibit drawings and objects developed through integrated approaches. This summer, the Designed Objects boot camp culminated in a week-long 3D printing intensive, a low- to medium-fidelity laboratory that explored, in part, the idea of ubiquitous 3D printing.
Glazed, slip-cast English porcelain. Limited edition (10 pc.), 2012.
Digital and analog patterns for screen printing and digitally-printed fabrics and papers. "American Toile de Jouy", "Stripes" (screen print on synthetic fabric), "Floating Pink" (plywood, paint, decal), "Houndstooth Invaders", "Fleur-de-lis, circ.1982".
Papers and yardage will soon be sold through the STUDIOBA shop.
Paradise II, III, and IV are digitally-produced heirloom textiles that nod to the visual arts response to developments in plastics, aerospace engineering, and perception studies in California in the 1960's.
Paradise II, III, and IV 2011 patterns for digitally-printed silk charmeuse 36 w x 72 inches
Exhibition catalog: "Truth in Form/Reason for Being, an exhibition curated by Volume Gallery, represents design today. It features excerpts of contemporary culture from American designers Brian Anderson, Stephen Burks, Cmmnwlth, Andy Coolquitt, Felicia Ferrone, Sung Jang, Jonathan Nesci, Snarkitecture, Rich Brilliant Willing and ROLU."
Volume Gallery of Chicago partnered with the Museum of Art and Design in New York to publish a book of interviews with contemporary American Designers (with an interview by STUIDOBA).
Fashion Resource Center
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fashion Resource Center at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012, STUDIOBA provided digital printing services for the production of 8 silk pochettes featuring the artwork of Ruben Toledo, composed by Don Yoshida.
Image copyrights, Ruben and Isabel Toledo and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Screwed onto the wearer, as beautiful to behold as it is difficult to wear, Cake is a jewelry object that offers a meditation on global currencies. The iron cartwheel collar, referencing the Dutch Golden Age of international commerce and war-time Berlin Iron austerity tokens, asks, Can we have our cake and eat it too?
Cake was shown at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair as part of the Loaded exhibition with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Currently on display in the Office of the Mayor, City of Chicago.