Toile de Jouy pattern of the post-war American ideal. Psycho and the the post-war home. Laurel cola. (2011, 2015)
Reinventions of the medieval diaper, the fleur-de-lis of Continental royalty, and the Shepherd’s Check. Pac Man, Asteroids, and Space Invaders charge patterns of utility, royalty, and aristocracy with irreverent Postmodern play. (2011-2016)
Assuming a near future in which 3D scanning is as ubiquitous as the photograph, Micro History proposes the value of material output from data animations. CNC-milled brass. (2016)
Exploiting the technology of language, homophonic and homonymic puns allow objects simultaneously to be both what they are and what they aren't, and garner significant potential for philosophical consideration in the age of high-fidelity scanning, hyper-realistic rendering, and near limitless possibility for image and dimensional reproduction. 3D-printed charms: steel trap (steel) and black box (acrylic). (2013)
An Evening with Isabel and Ruben Toledo. Digital printing commission on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fashion Resource Center at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Artwork by Ruben Toledo and Donald Yoshida. (2012)
Silk pocket square pochette handkerchief (12 in. x 12 in.).
Screwed onto the wearer, and as beautiful to behold as difficult to wear, Golden Age Iron is a jewelry object that meditates on global currencies. Referencing (formally) the Dutch Golden Age of international commerce and (materially) austerity tokens known as "Berlin Iron," the cast iron cartwheel collar asks, Can we have our cake and eat it too?
Shown as Cake at Spazio Rossana Orlandi (2011) during the Milan Furniture Fair (Loaded, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago). On display in the Office of the Mayor, City of Chicago (2012-13).
Exploration of the expressiveness of CNC robotics. (2013-2015)
Hex Dress, a demonstration project at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Incoming Master of Design students at SAIC spend six weeks in a pre-term bootcamp 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. Students explore approaches to visualization and construction ranging from simple to sophisticated, and exhibit outcomes developed through integrated approaches. In the summer of 2013, 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.
Photo credits - Brian Anderson and Kathie Chung
Constructed from the circle and the plane, Uma (Portuguese for the number 1) is the first in a series of functional cork objects designed from geometric primitives. Phone and tablet stand. (2014-2015)
Quatro (Portuguese for the number 4) is a set of four cork stools that can be configured to form a low table. Cork and cashmere. (2014-2016)
Patterning based on the converted British troopship Walmer Castle. Characteristic First World War Admiralty Dazzle disruptive scheme. Porcelain, ceramic decal. Limited edition. (2012)
Interchangeable components, advanced plastics, energy-efficient lighting, optical surprise. 30+ unique luminaires presented in Where is Where (Permutations) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (2011)
Project support provided by Evonik Cyro and IKEA Bolingbrook.
Paradise II, III, and IV are digitally-produced heirloom textiles that nod to responses in the visual arts to developments in plastics, aerospace engineering, and perception studies in 1960s California. Patterns for digitally-printed silk charmeuse (36 w x 72 inches printed). Paradise II was exhibited with Volume Gallery: "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." (2011)
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 (including an interview with studioBA). (2012)
Glazed, slip-cast English porcelain. Limited edition (10 pc.). (2012)
Open-source (CAD) all-weather, all season flowers. (2014)
One of ten OLED concepts presented to Philips Electronics. (2011)
Case study in digital craft - bridging computer-aided design with long established fabrication techniques. Design and fabrication by studioBA for The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (2012)