Join us TONIGHT for a special Core77 Holiday party with three Brooklyn-based designers from our Ultimate Gift Guide! They'll be discussing the triumphs and challenges of getting products to market:
Chris Kucinski, Critter and Guitari
Ian Collings, Fort Standard
Alex Mustonen, Snarkitecture
Monday, December 17th
6–8PM - Talk begins promptly at 6:30PM
Core77 Pop-Up Shop @ Blu Dot
140 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10012
rsvp [at] core77 [dot] com
About Critter & Guitari
Critter & Guitari create beautiful products for music lovers and tinkerers alike.
Their KALEIDOLOOP, available through our Ultimate Guide Guide, is a social, portable sound collector. It's designed to be taken anywhere and everywhere to gather and manipulate all kinds of sounds. Record sounds from your kitchen, the recording studio, and campï¬re jam.
About Fort Standard
Fort Standard is a contemporary design studio founded in 2011 by industrial designers Gregory Buntain and Ian Collings. Their collaborative work is a manifestation of their shared vision and progressive design approach which pairs timeless materials with modern process. Often using traditional methods of production in innovative ways, the designers have developed a unique form langugae rooted in simplicity and functionality. Their attention to detail, connections and materiality generate value through design in what Buntain and Collings describe as a "warm-contemporary" aesthetic.
Fort Standard's Balancing Blocks for Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide are oak blocks tumbled in a water-based paint. Arrange these faceted "stone" shapes to create your own sculpture or choreograph a balancing act. Good for all ages.
Balancing Blocks from Part & Parcel on Vimeo.
Fresh off the recent success of their "Drift Pavilion" for Design Miami, Snarkitecture is a collaborative practice operating in territories between the disciplines of art and architecture. Working within existing spaces or in collaboration with other artists and designers, the practice focuses on the investigation of structure, material and program and how these elements can be manipulated to serve new and imaginative purposes. Searching for sites within architecture with the possibility for confusion or misuse, Snarkitecture aims to make architecture perform the unexpected.
Snarkitecture's Cast Light for Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide is hand-formed and individually cast using white gypsum cement creating a tabletop geography of light and shadow.