Talking trash (about design)

Redstr/Collective VS Kao

CAMPstyle Lounge Chair
Medium: Salvaged construction materials
Dimensions: 28” long x 24” wide x 22” high


Using salvaged construction-site materials to create a “molded” lounge chair, CAMPstyle utilizes one of the simplest construction techniques known—yet creates an elegant, postmodern design that’s also nomadic, temporal, and interstitial. This furniture piece can be assembled and disassembled for ease of portability and to save space—as well as to give the end-user a feeling of ownership over their home.

About Redstr:

Alex Valich and Christine Warren met in 1995 while studying design in New York City. They fell in love, got married, and have since partnered together in work and in life—establishing Redstr/Collective in 2003. They consider themselves DJs of design: sampling, mixing, and spinning together from different sources to create something entirely unique. The themes most represented in their work are iconic abstraction, edu-tainment, sustainability, and re-contextualization.

About Chris Kao:

A native of rural Pennsylvania, Chris Kao moved to New York in 2004 after receiving his BA in architecture from Penn State. In addition to designing furniture that reflects his interest in fine art and detail-oriented craft, Chris works for Santiago Calatrava Architects, contributing to public and private projects within the realm of space-saving design.


Written by JR

May 15, 2009 at 7:00 pm

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